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post #1 of 22 Old 11-25-2012, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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just bought my first 6.0 need some help

after being a gm man for yrs i broke down and bought a 2006 f350 strait cab long bed 4x4 work truck package. i bought it with 100k miles on it. the previous owner put 8 new injectors in it, new turbo, and a new high pressure oil pump. i am very familar with the 6.0 but i am not sure if this truck still has the egr cooler on it. how can i tell? the other thing is what should i do first priority wise? i have a buddy with a 6.0 and this is what he told me todo please tell me if this is correct or not. 1= highest priority
1.egr delete
2. coolant flush then switch to cat silicant free extended life coolant
3. custom sct tuning
4. 4 inch exhaust
5. coolant filter
6. head studs

how can i tell if the oil cooler is any good?

thanks in advance for the help/
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Read the Stickys in the general section.....check deltas to see if you need an oil cooler. That process should be in a sticky, if not search it.

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Number one priority is to get something to monitor all engine vitals such as an Edge Insight or Scan gauge

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ok thanks. i didnt check the eot/ect before i bought this is there anyway to tell just by driving it the health of the oil cooler ? or do i need to just read it with a scan tool ?
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Gotta have something to watch it. A scan tool won't do it

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You need a scan tool.
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You need a scan tool.
Gonna have to be a high dollar scan tool. Insight or Scangauge is the way to go.

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A monitor solution is first.

Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

Check your ECT/EOT delta, FICMv, Fuel psi for initial health and direction that you may have to go with issues being fixed.

Then if you need to dig into the motor to fix any issue you find, replace any of the OEM parts that could cause issues down the road like STC fitting, dummy plugs, stand pipes, fuel psi spring.

Here is some info about STC fittings and other OEM upgraded parts.
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.




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The first pic below you see a "yellow X", that is what a aftermarket EGR delete looks like. But there are DIY welded EGR coolers also. The second pic is what the ARP head stud look like when compared to the OEM head bolts, I'm holding the OEM bolt.






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Gonna have to be a high dollar scan tool. Insight or Scangauge is the way to go.

would a ford dealership have something capable of monitoring these?
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