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post #1 of 28 Old 02-25-2013, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Post Help with Performance Upgrades for the 6.0

Hey guys,
I am new to the Powerstroke world and recently pulled the trigger on a 05 F250 FX4 4x4 cclb.
Some background on the truck, It has 100k and looks like it has had a very easy life.. Oasis report was good and the only owner it had was religious about regular maintenance.. So, today I placed some big orders and wanted to get your feedback on weak points or things I should do while installing all the new gear.
Here's the list: New FICM, Oil cooler, Intake gaskets, Turbo gaskets and bolts, EGR delete by XDP, Coolant filtration kit by XDP, Ford OEM "Blue Spring" fuel upgrade, S&B Cold Air Intake, MBRP 4'' turbo back straight exhaust, and SCT Livewire TS with custom tunes from Eric at Innovative diesel. I plan on flushing cooling system before I change oil cooler, and am changing oil, oil filter, and fuel filters..
I know the head bolts are something that will need addressed in the future, but for now they are not an issue, and I plan on this truck being a daily driver, not pulling more that our 17' duck boat.
Is there anything I am missing??? I think that this is a good start but was unsure if there's anything else I should do while doing all this work this weekend. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! All parts were ordered today so I am excited to get it on the truck! Thanks!
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First thing you should do with that truck is get a monitor in it ASAP.

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just drive that truck to bryans house and let him fiddle with it. he can help you with it and tell you what you need to know.


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make sure oil is synthetic and headbolts are fine I wouldnt worry about them I had 226k on headbolts and ran erics extreme race with php atlas 80 ficm programmer no issues

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just drive that truck to bryans house and let him fiddle with it. he can help you with it and tell you what you need to know.
Really!? Bryan can't even install his BPD oil cooler

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I have no room to talk, I haven't worked on my truck in a few weeks

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cold weather is no excuse. Sometimes a man just has to sack up and go work on his truck

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