Hi all I am James, I live in San Jose, CA. Last week I brought a F250 CC lariat 6.0 powerstroke. I looked over the truck, but did not get an OASIS report. I did not see any signs of any issues, no smoking (black or white) from the exhaust, no puking from the degas bottle, or from the oil filler. Starts and runs well, so I brought her for $17k with 81k miles on her.
Yesterday I installed a scangauge II that I got so i could monitor the functions, everything is looking good except the delta between the ECT and EOT. Once I was up to temp I took her on a quick 65mph run on the freeway, I was seeing a steady 186-190*f on the ECT, but on the EOT I maxed out at 228 only because I left the freeway. The EOT was rising constantly on the freeway so I don't think I hit the max temp for the EOT. The EOT did however cool down when I came off the freeway.
I already have the sinster coolant filter, but I have not fitted it yet. The truck is due to go back to the dealer to have a GuidePoint GPS tracking system fitted, in the next few weeks and I wanted to wait until that was done before I put the coolant filter on.
I am sure I need a new oil cooler, with an upgraded EGR cooler, I would also do some other upgrades. I am not into modifying engines and am happy to keep stock (except with better parts). I don't think the head gasket has gone yet as I am not seeing any signs of that.
Here are some questions
1) Using the scangauge, with the settings found on this site (Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.
), on the scangauge setup I used the first MTH should I use the second, could I be getting a false reading?
2) With the ECT slightly below the normal range do I need to replace the thermostat, and will that have any effect on the EOT?
3) I was looking at Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Basic Solution With Upgraded Cooler
and if that work is being done may as well do this as well 6.0 Powerstroke Update Kit 2003-2004
. Can I get away with out do the head gaskets and putting the ARP studs in?
4) As I just got the truck I can get the parts but I really don't think I have the cash right now to pay a shop to do the work. I can do a small amount of work in my garage but I don't have a driveway or the tools to do the work. Are there any San Jose members who would be willing to help me with the work in exchange for some money and several cases of beer (of their choice)? If not are there any shops in San Jose that are a reasonable cost and know what they are doing?
Thanks all for the help and feedback