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how to bulletproof 6L diesel

i would like to start by saying i know nothing about tuning or running a custom program for a vehicle,that being said i have heard good and bad things about changing your factory program. i am looking to better the vehicle for fuel economy and vehicle longevity, not for racing, i own a 07 350 diesel srw with 180,000 klms (yes i am Canadian ) i tow now and then but not heavy loads like some avg load 10,000 lbs.what are the advantages of a dp tuner and the smc tuner?has dp tuner and smc programs been tried and tested to ensure proper programing not to destroy vehicle?also could anyone describe the difference in the different programmers you have, and the difference in the different programs avail for my truck...thanks you very much ...
so far what i have found are these specific updates. i have not included head bolts,because i have already done heads and head bolts on my truck.
if anyone has anything to add please post your comments and fixes for your situation.
1.Evolution CTS Diesel guage or equivilent
Edge Products| Product
2.2003-2007 6.0L Coolant Filtration System
http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=324
3.Bullet Proof Engine Oil System/Cooler for your 2005-2007 F-Series Ford Power Stroke Diesel
BulletProofDiesel - Darn-Near Bullet Proof Diesel Products for your 6.0
4.Bullet Proof your EGR Cooler
BulletProofDiesel - Darn-Near Bullet Proof Diesel Products for your 6.0
this next mod i am not 100% sure looking for info on this tuner.
5.SCT SF3 Power Flash Hand-held Programmer
SCT Automotive Performance Products
is this a tried and tested bulletproof setup?
i have not tried this setup, i am looking at these products to make a bulletproof 6L
what is your tried and tested bulletproof setup? thanx in advance to everyone...
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i would like to start by saying i know nothing about tuning or running a custom program for a vehicle,that being said i have heard good and bad things about changing your factory program. i am looking to better the vehicle for fuel economy and vehicle longevity, not for racing, i own a 07 350 diesel srw with 180,000 klms (yes i am Canadian ) i tow now and then but not heavy loads like some avg load 10,000 lbs.what are the advantages of a dp tuner and the smc tuner?has dp tuner and smc programs been tried and tested to ensure proper programing not to destroy vehicle?also could anyone describe the difference in the different programmers you have, and the difference in the different programs avail for my truck...thanks you very much ...
so far what i have found are these specific updates. i have not included head bolts,because i have already done heads and head bolts on my truck.
if anyone has anything to add please post your comments and fixes for your situation.
1.Evolution CTS Diesel guage or equivilent
Edge Products| Product
2.2003-2007 6.0L Coolant Filtration System
http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=324
3.Bullet Proof Engine Oil System/Cooler for your 2005-2007 F-Series Ford Power Stroke Diesel
BulletProofDiesel - Darn-Near Bullet Proof Diesel Products for your 6.0
4.Bullet Proof your EGR Cooler
BulletProofDiesel - Darn-Near Bullet Proof Diesel Products for your 6.0
this next mod i am not 100% sure looking for info on this tuner.
5.SCT SF3 Power Flash Hand-held Programmer
SCT Automotive Performance Products
is this a tried and tested bulletproof setup?
i have not tried this setup, i am looking at these products to make a bulletproof 6L
what is your tried and tested bulletproof setup? thanx in advance to everyone...
EGR delete, head studs (NOT BOLTS), SCT with custom tunes from Innovative Diesel, Elite Diesel, Gearhead, etc. A coolant filtration system and oil bypass will definately help also. You need a good set of gauges before the programmer and I would recommend a 4" exhaust also. The main things to focus on to make it the most reliable are the studs and EGR delete.
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Sounds pretty good to me. From what I have learned from this site, if you do head stud, (which you have done) rebuild the oil cooler and do something with the egr cooler you should have a pretty solid 6.0L. As for the sct tuner im not sure about it but most guys on here love them. you will want some gauges to keep track of temps. or the evolution will work great for that. im sure i hit all things, but if i missed something, someone else will have to chime in.
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I am running everything you mention in your post EXCEPT number 1, since mine are manual gauges. SCT with custom tunes are your best bet to ensure a long engine/tranny life. I went with the BulletProof setup for both my EGR cooler (I have been through 4 of them) and my oil cooler (Been through 2 of them) in my 105k miles. I don't want to have to worry about those items failing on me and leaving me stranded... I would suggest that you take a look and confirm if your heads are held by bolts or studs and if bolts, you strongly consider upgrading to head studs. I'm running ARP's myself. There are a bunch of things you should look into while you are upgrading your stock components, like upgraded STC fitting, improved drain tube (yours might already be the new style since it is 07), upgraded turbo oil feed tube.
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ARP Head Studs, RCD EGR Delete, Edge Insight, SCT with Custom Tunes, Coolant Filter (still waiting...), and stock intake with filtered Zoodad.
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Shawn so you did the oil cooler delete ?
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I am running everything you mention in your post EXCEPT number 1, since mine are manual gauges. SCT with custom tunes are your best bet to ensure a long engine/tranny life. I went with the BulletProof setup for both my EGR cooler (I have been through 4 of them) and my oil cooler (Been through 2 of them) in my 105k miles. I don't want to have to worry about those items failing on me and leaving me stranded... I would suggest that you take a look and confirm if your heads are held by bolts or studs and if bolts, you strongly consider upgrading to head studs. I'm running ARP's myself. There are a bunch of things you should look into while you are upgrading your stock components, like upgraded STC fitting, improved drain tube (yours might already be the new style since it is 07), upgraded turbo oil feed tube.
i will check the head bolts to see if they are stud or not
what is the stc fitting and the drain tube and turbo oil feed tube? great info thanks everyone keep em coming
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:23 PM
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ARP Head Studs, RCD EGR Delete, Edge Insight, SCT with Custom Tunes, Coolant Filter (still waiting...), and stock intake with filtered Zoodad.
what does the zoodad mod do?
unfortunately because in Canada we have to government safety the truck yearly so egr delete is not an option.
thanks everyone great info
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what does the zoodad mod do?
unfortunately because in Canada we have to government safety the truck yearly so egr delete is not an option.
thanks everyone great info
Most deletes just block the hole where the EGR sits, so when you have to have it checked you could just take the block plate off and stick tha valve back in place.
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Most deletes just block the hole where the EGR sits, so when you have to have it checked you could just take the block plate off and stick tha valve back in place.
dummy question lol...what is the point to deleting egr if the problem is with the cooler, i have the egr baffle installed in my truck as well, do you have a link to a quality product...
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