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Old 02-12-2012, 05:36 AM
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Question Should I Do These Mods?


Hello, anyone reading my thread. First of all thank you very much for taking the time to read through my thread. I am new to my 2005 f350 cc lb, but have been doing my homework on proper maintenance. I have owned the truck 3 weeks, and have already installed a 6 inch rc lift, which I am upgrading the shocks on due to poor ride quality. I installed the lift myself, so if anyone needs advice or help I am here. With the lift I also installed 20 inch incubus rims wrapped in 35 pro comp AT's. Now getting to my question.

Should I buy an sct tuner for my truck even at 200600 miles? Or will I destroy it? I plan on doing an egr delete, gauges, exauhst, apr studs, and I think that would be it for now, any advise or opinions would be appreciated, thank you.
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Welcome to the Org.

The first thing should ALWAYS be a monitor solution. You need to check the health of the motor.

Here is some reading material for you.
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L


Once you have a monitor solution, and know what condition your motor is in, you'll know what your next step should be.
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Thanks pooh

Thanks lilpooh, I'll head over to the link and read up. Even if I decide it's best to not tune due to high mileage, I think I still want to do the egr delete, or would this have a negative affect on things? The previous owner was an older man, took good care, but drove the crap out of it!

Edit: just read through the provided write up, and I think I just added a couple bullet proofing mods to my long list! Great info thanks lilpooh!

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As stated above, you will definitely want to get some gauges or an EDGE CTS to monitor vitals before you do any kind of performance mods, hell it's a good idea to do that even if you do not do any performance mods in my opinion.

With the upgrades that you plan on doing, I wouldn't hesitate to get an SCT w/ custom tunes for the truck.

Have you tried to get an OASIS report for the truck to see what kind of issues it has had in the past and what work was done to address those issues?
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A monitor solution first, this and along with the info on that link, will tell you if you need to do a coolant flush and OIL COOLER replacement. Check your deltas, check your fuel psi, check your FICM volts, check everything!!!

Then after you have determined what needs to be fixed and are ready to order parts, you need to make a decision if you can get away with deleting the EGR cooler in accordance to your state laws (still illegal by fed law).

At this point while your digging into the motor to fix the known issues, you can do the EGR delete. This way your only digging into the motor one time. While your at it, replace all the known failure OEM parts per your year truck, and upgrade to the newer designs.

More info for you.
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:54 PM
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How would I go about getting an oasis report? I want the edge monetering system before anything, they're a great tool, and very useful! Thank you for the guidence!
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:03 PM
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I definitely want to flush regardless and use better coolant than that ford gold or gold ford lol! Thanks for the new link I'll get on it ASAP!
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you can go to a ford dealer and get one. there are some people on here that can get one. maybe they will chime in
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I might go down to the ford dealer tomorrow thanks 007, I hope it's free! I live in a city with 3 or 4 ford dealers so It won't be a problem.
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Whatever you do, get some gauges and/or digital monitor first. You will thank yourself later.
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