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Old 12-26-2006, 03:07 PM
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I made a short trip today in my dads 06' PSD with a power pup downloader everything else stock. It was just under 400 mile trip, pulling 8K trailer. To tell the truth I was rather dissapointed in the truck. The truck could not maintain 70mph on the interstate without unlocking the T/C or downshifting to 4th. I did like the tow/hual mode. That thing is guarateed to stop you in a hurry. It works just like a Trans Retarder. I just wish my 01' had that option. I have towed the exact same load a hundred times with my 01' and I can set the cruise at what ever speed I prefer that day. It has no trouble pulling that load or heavier ones. My 01' will almost never unlock or downshift, unless it is some kind of rediculously steep grade. Also the fuel milage with the 6.0 is terrible compared to my 7.3. I think we average like 12.5, heck I can get 14-15 depends on how big of hurray I am in. Of course I had to rub it in even thou the 6.0 may out run the 7.3 from a stop, it just doesn't have that low end grunt to keep things rolling.
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Old 12-27-2006, 02:56 PM
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Just curious, how many miles does that 6.0 have on it?
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Old 12-27-2006, 03:33 PM
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29,000 miles.
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:33 PM
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superduty1. i have a question for u. i know that it is off topic, but how did you rig up ur 6.0 trans cooler. i have one and need some ideas on how to run the stock 3/8 tanny lines to the new 1/2 tranny cooler lines from the 6.0. oh ya did u have to fab any new pieces to mount the new cooler one to ur truck?
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:20 PM
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I just went to local Fastenal store. I got 2 brass 90 degree female I think 3/8in. thread fittings. 2 3/8in. barbed and 2 1/2in. barbed with 3/8in. thread. I can't remeber every detail. You will need 1ft of 1/2in hose and I used 7ft 3/8in hose. I think from the bottom of the cooler to the end of your new fitting should be 3 or 3 1/2in. Whole bunch of hose clamps. I double hose clamped every fitting, that is up to you. When you put your fittings on the cooler, you will need both of the 3/8 ends facing the passenger side. I then used what was left of the old and new hose, split it and wrapped around the lines anywhere they touched frame, radiator ect. to keep from premature failure. I also stil use the oil/water cooler in the radiator. You will have to modify the top mounts on 6.0 cooler or your bolts will not line up. If you look at your old cooler you will see how much shorter the mounts are compared to the 6.0. The 6.0 has a much broader design and will not let it sit down in the slots. It was definatly worth the effort, since I changed it I can't get my temp. above 140 and that was 100degree outside pulling 16K.
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:18 PM
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29,000 miles.
That 6.0's not quite broken in yet
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tranny cooler

thanks for the info!!!
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Sounds bad to me. My truck is mostly stock and I don't think it would pull down with a small load like that. You shouldn't be able to tell 6000 LB. is back there. MPG is about right for a truck with only 29000 on it.
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