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edge insight or scan guage??

Ive been looking at both of these options, so far edge has the moron proof system as far ad i can tell. But while looking at the scan guage I cant seem to find one that will read the engine data while driving or find one that is meant for diesels? Can anyone offer advice or could someone point me to a good vendor who sells these items please? O4 f350 6.0. Bone stock
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Scangauge II is what I use. Have to program some codes in yourself but pretty easy to do. Plus pretty cheap in price. You can get coupon code for advanced auto to save even more.

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Ive been looking at both of these options, so far edge has the moron proof system as far ad i can tell. But while looking at the scan guage I cant seem to find one that will read the engine data while driving or find one that is meant for diesels? Can anyone offer advice or could someone point me to a good vendor who sells these items please? O4 f350 6.0. Bone stock
Bulletproof Diesel has what your asking for.
http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/category_s/71.htm

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the sct livewire ts is a good monitor and also has a built in tuner if you ever decide you want to add some power or trans tuning

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Love my Edge Insight CTS. Only thing I would trade it for would be maybe a SCT Livewire.

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Thanks everyone I really appreciate everything. Is it safe to run tunes on a stock 6.0? I had the motor rebuilt and have only had the truck back for 5 days. Any thoughts?
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I have an 04 Ext. Cab F250 FX4 and you can but I would suggest having some kind of gauge for monitoring. I ran the SCT on mine and didn't have a gauge, I hit 30psi of boost which aided in my EGR cooler blowing which also caused the head gaskets to go. It was an expensive lesson. When that happened I upgraded to the ARP head studs, EGR delete, edge insight CT with EGT probe for monitoring. As long as you monitor it and don't go over 23 psi of boost you should be fine assuming your EGR cooler isn't already clogging which can be avoided by flushing the coolant at normal intervals. I have read a lot on this and many other forums about coolant, some like ford gold some like silicate free coolant. From what I gathered it comes down to personal preference and what you plan to use your truck for. Read more on here as far as performance parts as you can afford them that's what I've done. My FICM went bad this week which is the next project for me once the parts come in tomorrow.
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It's not the EGR cooler that gets clogged. It's the oil cooler that gets clogged, in turn starving the EGR cooler of coolent. The exhaust then bakes the EGR cooler causing it to crack and dump coolent into the cylinders. The coolent doesn't compress well, leading to the heads being blown.

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I run the edge cs with egt probe. my brother in law had the sct livewire, I didn't like it, didn't monitor as much as the edge if I remember right.


As far as not going over 23 psi of boost...I've gone over 30 several times and mines not studded, did it even when I had my egr cooler still. Mines been tuned for over 2 years without studs, no puking, no using no problems.

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That is the thing I love about this forum, I'm still a newbie, I've only had my ford diesel for about 6 months and you guys are constantly teaching me things. I said 23 cause the shop that did all the work on my truck for me in February had told me. Now I wanna take mine out and hit the higher boost numbers. I set the warning on my edge CT at 23 but sounds like I can bump that number up. Thanks for the info on it being the oil cooler not the egr cooler. Ive been a mechanic for years but mainly on gasers and military sytle diesels so the ford diesel arena is a new ball park for me.
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