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Old 07-13-2010, 05:48 PM
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Just bought my first diesel w/57k miles

2005 ford f-250 6.0 turbo diesel crew cab.. got the 4 year warrant (bumper to bumper) and after a test drive and service records (perfect),paid cash .I was on my way home from olando to miami and 34 miles into the trip the infamous wrench light came on,and took it right back to the dealer to get fixed.The tech thinks its probably the erg valve and possibly oil cooler ,im not worried cause im not paying a dime for it..soo my question is do i need to be worried about any other problems coming up in anyone elses experiences??For right now its going to be a no-haul truck but will soon have a boat (31-36').and is there any way to make the turbo whistle any louder w/o buying a new turbo,sounds great now but just want more if possible.Thanks for any advice
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:54 PM
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Yes but i think that will void my 4 year warranty right??The tech told me right after the warranty is up to get the delete kit because of the warranty.
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2005 ford f-250 6.0 turbo diesel crew cab.. got the 4 year warrant (bumper to bumper) and after a test drive and service records (perfect),paid cash .I was on my way home from olando to miami and 34 miles into the trip the infamous wrench light came on,and took it right back to the dealer to get fixed.The tech thinks its probably the erg valve and possibly oil cooler ,im not worried cause im not paying a dime for it..soo my question is do i need to be worried about any other problems coming up in anyone elses experiences??For right now its going to be a no-haul truck but will soon have a boat (31-36').and is there any way to make the turbo whistle any louder w/o buying a new turbo,sounds great now but just want more if possible.Thanks for any advice
My advice is this!!
(1) The first thing i would do is install coolent filter with the 6.0 this is a must to remove the casting sand that caused your problem to start with.
(2) A good set of gauges i went with the Edge Insight because i'm not into tuners and programmers. You need to know the EOT-ECT a max of 15 degs difference highway speed 55-60 more than that you are in trouble, i am also running EGT and Trans Temp. My EOT-ECT temps run about 4-6 degs difference pulling a 14,000 lb 5er.
(3) Fuel pressure gauge because low fuel pressure will kill injectors. Mine was 50 lbs at idle and 44 WOT, under 45 and over 70 trouble, installed a new Reg Kit Idel 64 and WOT 62 a big difference.
(4) Not a must but i installed the Amsoil by-pass filter and running Syn. oil just because the injectors like clean oil use only Ford filters and don't go over 5000 miles on a oil change, I'm running 4500 because most of the time i'm hooked to the 5er.
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prepare for your wallet to get alot lighter... when u get bit by the diesel bug. trust it will happen. seriously though your gonna love the 6.0. oh and make sure you keep up on your maintenance.
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