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post #1 of 14 Old 07-08-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Finally took the plunge

I finally broke down and bought a 2005 f250 6.0l with 50k miles on it. Need to know what the best custom tunes are. I know to get sct... but from who? And should I worry about blown headgaskets if I chip it, but don't run and drive it hard all the time... like my old 7.3

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It will break, so learn to work on it.

Did you see what the oasis report said about the truck?

2005 YELLOW f250, REMOVED PROGRAMMER, yellow guage cluster background, JL 5 channel amp, Infinity speakers, JL sub in custom box, aftermarket seat heaters, cab lights, 3 inch Lift. idle mod, 35 inch tires. 1979 YELLOW Corvette, 2005 YELLOW Dodge SRT 4 TURBO Neon, 2005 YELLOW Monte Carlo SS and a 1987 Buick Grand National for when the NEED FOR SPEED hits. I have dreams of painting this car YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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No I didn't. I just drove to the jefferson state diesel compition and on my way home, The truck thru a code...low boost. What is the cause of this?

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I also noticed a small oil leak on the oil pan and bellhousing. They said it was normal blow-by. Are they full off it. I have a warranty, buts it only 3k miles.

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I also noticed a small oil leak on the oil pan and bellhousing. They said it was normal blow-by. Are they full off it. I have a warranty, buts it only 3k miles.
I have a 06 with 63000 miles that I bought new it has never lost a drop of oil. They don't have normal blow-by. It sounds like the rear main is leaking if they gave you a warranty you need to have it fixed now. I have never had any problems with my 6.0 I know some people have. I must have got a good one. It's the best truck I have ever had.
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I know most of them have know issues. If they all were always breaking down, nobody would drive em! On a good note... at the drag races today, a twin turbo'ed 6.0 won super street!!!

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As for SCT tunes, check out vivan with Looney tunes. Best customer service you will ever have, and great tunes too! From 130-160 Looney tune, to the Economy max netting 3-6mpg boosts.
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Thanx, do u have a web site for them? What do u think about my small oil leak? Is that normal? I'm thinking about taking it to the ford dealer and have the truck gone thru so I can know everything is up to par. I'm also a little worried cause my warranty is thru a dodge dealership and I'm not sure if they can handle pulling the motor to replace the oil pan gasket(if that's what is wrong)

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MTW Stage 2 w/batmowheel
BPD oil cooler w/ cold weather package
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Thanx, do u have a web site for them? What do u think about my small oil leak? Is that normal? I'm thinking about taking it to the ford dealer and have the truck gone thru so I can know everything is up to par. I'm also a little worried cause my warranty is thru a dodge dealership and I'm not sure if they can handle pulling the motor to replace the oil pan gasket(if that's what is wrong)
If you have a warranty then use it while you got it. There should be NO oil leaks what so ever...if anyone tells you that they are supposed to then they are full of it.

Even if its a small leak it can end up costing you some BIG money out of warranty. For instance...if its a rear main seal or in my case (luckily still was under factory warranty at 99,980 miles) I had a bed plate leak...the whole engine has to be removed which if not under warranty is $$$$$$$.

Im not sure if you know this but you have a factory warranty on that truck until 5 years from date of first sale or 100k miles.

Rather than take it back to dodge I would take it to a REPUTABLE ford dealership and have them fix the problem under factory warranty.

Another thing to consider since your truck has such low miles is a ford ESP plan. If you can get the premium or extra care I would get those.

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Thanx, do u have a web site for them? What do u think about my small oil leak? Is that normal? I'm thinking about taking it to the ford dealer and have the truck gone thru so I can know everything is up to par. I'm also a little worried cause my warranty is thru a dodge dealership and I'm not sure if they can handle pulling the motor to replace the oil pan gasket(if that's what is wrong)

My 03 has a wet bell housing. It never drips just more like residue. When I had the warranty on it I had the rear main seal replaced and it was still the same wet area. I later found the ICP leaking. It still has residue but it could be just the way it is. It never drips or has dripped nor does it lose oil so I don't worry about it anymore.

You can get good tunes everywhere on here. I went with Matt at Gearhead. I am running his SRL tune which is for a non studded truck. Makes great power and have not had any issues with it and his service is excellent.

Get an edge insight. Your going to want to monitor your ECT and EOT differences to make sure you dont have oil cooler issues.

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