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Old 03-21-2013, 09:46 AM
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School me, new to the 6.0

Hello, sorry if this is in the wrong place. I have searched and found somethings out but still had some questions. Just bought an 05 f-250 with 150k. First do these things run that good or do I have a programmer that I don't know about? has a superchips and banks sticker but the only thing that I can for sure tell it has is 4in strait pipe from the turbo out. Seems like this things runs a bit better than my 7.3 did with tunes? Couple of things I am not sure about is one of the wires on the block heater cord looks burned. Should I replace the whole thing or just the end cord? Another thing that could be totally normal is the starting this thing. I have had 2 7.3l and that is all the expierence I have had no expert. But one of the things I loved about the 7.3 was how it fired after starting. Everytime like it was saying lets do some shi!! this 6.0 seems be like waking up a grandma slow to get to a stable idle? I don't know, I have only had it a week I know I need to do some service so I know where everything it at I think first I am going to do fuel filters and I had the dealer do an oil change but when it is do does anybody use lucas in these? I used to put 2qt with the oil changes on the 7.3 not sure if it is a good idea on these saw some mixed opinions.. Any help is greatly appricated!!
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You probably read this before, get a monitor of some type. For this engine it will pay you back in spades if there is a problem or a condition developing that will lead to a problem. ScanGauge II is the least expensive but it works. I use DashBoss.

As a general rule, do not put any additives in your oil unless you are using one that is specifically for helping with injector oil-side stiction. 5w40 synthetic with OEM filters. Racor, Motorcraft, Sure.

The superchip is probably giving you the better than stock performance. It is somewhat limiting, so most have a SCT device of some type to load tunes. If the truck is near stock tuning, it will not bark as loud on a start as with an aggressive tune. However, it should start in a few seconds if the oil system is good when cranking from a cold start.

You should just be able to replace the cord sometime this year. Don't buy the $80 one from Ford, there are many out there for $30 or less that are just as good. Some are less than $15.

Two words: regular maintenance. These are words to live by for a happy truck.
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Read the stickies and there is plenty of stuff to learn. There is also the 6.0 Tech Files section as well.

From your startup description it sounds like you have a case of injector stiction. Try a couple of bottles of Rev-X and see if that doesn't clear it up. If not you will have to pull the injectors and polish the spool valves.

You need to run a synthetic 5w40 oil like Rotella T6. Your motor will be much happier with you if you do.
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Thank you both for the responses. I was looking at the cts but didn't what to do about programming since I don't know what I have already. And I planned on doing an EGR delete but didn't know what programm I needed to make sure I don't get a MIL. And from what I have found are studs just for people running big boost numbers or is this a need on every 6.0?
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Studs, nice to have, but not needed unless you advance the timing or go big fuel tune. I am sure many will say otherwise, but I ran 2 engines, one for a few years with a true +100hp tune without problems. Then the studs were changed one at a time, without new headgaskets. Of course, I didn't beat on it too hard, but one day I did almost 20 launches and when it puked, I thought I had broke it. All it turned out to be was a flash boil from the EGR cooler. I changed the studs and did the EGR delete shortly after that. That engine has run flawlessly since doing that in 2009. The second one got the studs after a few months of owning it.

SCT and a lot of custom tunes will turn off the MIL for the EGR delete. You can always just leave it in position with the delete installed.
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Awesome, Thanks again. been looking at tuners kinda confusing a bit. I want to go with and cts style gauge and looks like sct is the way to go on programming. Here is a picture of the truck I think I did ok got it for 19k
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Great looking truck man, congrats.
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thats a sweet looking ride you got there
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Beautiful truck. Love that bumper!!
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