E350 6.0 and the 34' toyhauler - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-29-2009, 09:12 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 12
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question E350 6.0 and the 34' toyhauler

I picked up an 04 E350 6.0 van conversion and need to look into getting more from under the hood. I have already added pyro, tranny and rear diff temp gauges. I was looking at possible tuners (thought of the banks auto mind but have heard mixed things). The trailer weighs in at around 16000 when loaded but the real problem is the wind resistance at speed. does any body have any input, keep in mind I woould like to improve top end power and possibly econ when not towing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-29-2009, 08:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Layton Utah
Posts: 286
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
come on 6.0 guys!!! I told him he could get some good answers here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-29-2009, 08:20 PM
My 6OH Hates Me


 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Nexus of the Universe
Posts: 24,739
Thanks: 8
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
get a custom tuned sct, have a tow tune written for the toy hauler and get a hp tune for economy, if you can keep your foot out of it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 04-29-2009, 08:25 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: On the Broad River, S. Carolina
Posts: 351
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'd stud the engine and block off the EGR then run a tow tune off of an SCT X3 from one of the programmers here on the ORG. When I'm hooked up to my fiver my gross combined weight is closing in on 22,000 and the ole' 6.0 MOVES that load well enough for me. I currently run DJ's tow tune when RV'ing and his looney tune as a daily driver but I'm probably going to get some tunes from Eric @ Innovative b/c all I ever hear is bigtime praise and need to try them to satisfy my curiousity!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-29-2009, 08:26 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: On the Broad River, S. Carolina
Posts: 351
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Doh! I was typin' while y'all were. Good to see ya Mike!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-30-2009, 07:28 AM
Emergency Services

 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Beeville, TX
Posts: 1,489
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The very first thing you ought to do on that van is block off the EGR. It's really simply on a van. There is no reason to do a complete delete when you can get to the up-pipe so easily on a van. Being an 04, it won't even have that little scoop thingy causes problems in the up pipe. On a van, studs wouldn't be practical because you would have to pull the engine. That is just not something that anyone wants to do on a van, let alone a 6.0l van. You can't even pull a valve cover without removing the engine mounts and lowering the engine down. Studs would be impossible.

I would suggest getting at least 4.10 gears maybe even 4.30 .. The truth of the matter is that you aren't going to get much extra horse power out of this thing without it catching on fire. So the alternative is tune it moderately, and then get some better gears. The stock horse power out of these things is 235, which is not that great. With their smaller intercoolers you will really be cooking the pistons/valves/turbo if you push the horse power too high. You'll definitely cook the EGR if you tune it without blocking it off.

Now, one solution might be water-methanol injection. Mostly for it's cooling effects. So when you are trying to merge traffic, you can push it a little harder than you would be willing to do without. I hear this can cool your exhaust down by several hundred degrees.

Building a DIY intake of some sort might be a good idea too. The factory intake sucks. On a truck the factory intake with it's Dolalson filter is actually not too bad (for a factory intake). On this van it has a single square pleated filter.

A load-leveling hitch is a must. Also you might want to put some air bags on the back end. The more you smash down the back end of the van the more your alignment in the front is going to go to hell. The twin-ibeams in the front works well enough under a level load. If you press the front end down or raise it up (by loading down the back), you will have horrible camber problems.

One last thing.. I would stay away from Banks. Get some sort of custom tune.

Last edited by elibenson; 04-30-2009 at 07:34 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors