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post #1 of 13 Old 09-19-2010, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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A little discouraged about my truck

I bought my 2006 6.0 about 2 months ago after selling a very dependable 7.3 with 185000 miles working on a farm.Just thought it was time to upgrade but already having a little trouble with the 6.0. After reading all the problems and horror stories posted on here I feel like maybe a 6.0 was a big mistake.Any insight on how to help this 6.0 be as dependable as my 7.3. Tell me its not like this all the time with a 6.0.
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What's wrong with the truck? Is it stock? Any pending TSB's? The 6.0 will out pull, out run, and out rev the 7.3. On the .Org you will mostly see horror stories as people mostly post for help with an issue.
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i felt the same way about my 6.0 but after a few grand worth of parts, the labor you can do yourself with help from .org you will be happy with the 6.0 Just do the usual problem fixes, address the facotry EGR Cooler, (Get rid of it, Bullet Proof Diesel setup) put a coolant filter on it and get some gauges and keep up on oil / filter changes. Get her to where she needs to be and she will take good care of you.

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Started to have this white/grayish smoke that comes and goes been a week till yesterday it happend again. Not a lot of smoke but noticeable more when idling. Exhaust smells very strong, no coolant loss, coolant looks fine
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head gaskets and studs been changed out?

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Truck has 80000 miles only mod is a 4" exhaust but to answer your question no it has never been opened up. Still has the original egr cooler and head gaskets
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Has the truck been sitting for awhile?
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No its been an everyday driver since it was new
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If the exhaust is a strong smell of diesel, than an injector may be nearing the end of its life. Try unplugging the EGR valve, which is right behind the intake elbow and alternator. If the smoke stops, then you could simply have soot build-up in your intake and egr passages.
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As i said, give that 6.0 the love it needs and it will take good care of you. Spend some time reading on this forum and you will find all the answers you need. Ask questions if you cant find the answer and someone will know the answer. If you look as short a time ago as may of this year i was in the same boat as you now my 05 with 94,000 miles is running like the day it was first fired up.

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