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post #1 of 4 Old 06-23-2009, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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6.0 need some help

Brand new to this site and diesel motors in general and looking to buy my first one. I have my eye on a 2007 f250 with the 6.0 with 18k on it. Ford told me that the truck had been in for a dirty turbo and replaced the blue silicone pipes that run with the charge pipes. With that being said he did say these trucks do not like to sit they need to be driven to burn the carbon out, Does that sound right? Is this a truck I should pursue or just move on? Also I live in california and was just wondering about all the egr/cat deletes, can we get away with it out here? last question for now I'm seeing alot of post saying you need the head studs before you tune does that apply to mild tunes as well or just the high hp tunes? Thanks for any help guys i really like this sit so far.
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excessive idleing will kill a engine as for the studs alot of guys will tell you to put them in first but its hit or miss if you heads will leak my 04 has run some hot tunes and towed some big loads with no studs I have 120km on it the only problems i have had is a dirty egr, leaking egr cooler coolant line and a failed ebp sensor
I know a truck running extreme race tune with 190 injectors and modified turbo with out studs for over 2 years with out puking
The truck sounds good to me just get a oasis report to see what other work was done and go from there
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My 07' is without studs and tuned (race tune, except when I tow), no problems yet. I run the crap out of it 4-5 day a week.

Get an oasis report on the truck to be sure.........

but an 07' that few miles should be a great truck

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yea as far as the cat and egr delete california is getting stricter and stricter and im pretty sure they can fine you if caught not running proper equipment on the newer rigs. thats why i bought an older 7.3l so i wont have to deal with any damn lawmakers.

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