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Old 10-06-2010, 02:40 AM
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Hi guys I'm new to the forum ...Have a few q's

Just got my 1st diesel!! It an 06 powerstroke with 69k on it.. Love it so far have a question. If I delete the cat will it throw a cel?? Is it safe to do?? I've been hearing that these things don't have a waste gate,is that true? Is it external somewhere or what. If I do delete the cat how much more boost will it run. Anyway seems like cool forum any advice will be appreciated
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I deleted my cat and it's muffler right after getting my odd 6 and have never once thrown a code for it . Your safe in doing this , on the boost it will be the same. It will lower your EGT's Exhaust gas temperature buy a few I have been told by about 50 degrees . I have no way of knowing for sure cause I had many things done on the same day.. From what I understand no waste gate it blows back through the turbo and into the air filter . When the day comes and you get all into it then let off you will hear that flutter sound under the hood that's what it will be.
On the fuel filters and oil changes do them regularly , on time don't let them slip your mind and that truck will love you back for it

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Welcome to the org! There is no wastegate on your 6.0.
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Just got my 1st diesel!! It an 06 powerstroke with 69k on it.. Love it so far have a question. If I delete the cat will it throw a cel?? Is it safe to do?? I've been hearing that these things don't have a waste gate,is that true? Is it external somewhere or what. If I do delete the cat how much more boost will it run. Anyway seems like cool forum any advice will be appreciated
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to the world of the 6.0 and the forum. 1. of the most important things to get is a coolent filter ASAP to remove the casting sand http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=324 2. Get a good set of gauges i like the Edge Insight you can run 4 temps at one time or 6 but the screen will be smaller. You need to know the difference in ECT coolent and EOT oil the max is 15 degrees doing 55-60 on the freeway more than that the coolers are getting plugged (oil-EGR) mine is 2-6 degs difference. 3. Fuel pressure is next anything under 45 lbs will kill injectors mine with 17k on it was 44 at WOT wide open throttle and 50 at idle installed the new reg kit now 62 idle and 58 WOT + they like syn oil use only Ford filters (oil-fuel-trans-air). There is NO waste gate they have vaines in the turbo and they need to work to keep the turbo and EGR clean and add a centane boost to the fuel i like the Ford stuff if they set to long the turbo will rust up. Don't go over 30lbs of boost or you may be pulling the head studs 28 is more like it. The air intake or air filter good to 500HP. As you can see in my post prevention and maintance come before burning rubber and smoke. Keep it stock or you may need deep pockets
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Wow. Cool man I kinda thought the variable vain wheel was the wastegate. I know about the water filter. How can I check the fuel pressure? And where can I find the reg kit. So just run the stock filter?? What about a drop in k&n or something?? What kind of oil do you run and the weight? Thanks for the info, keep it coming.
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Your stock filter does your motor a great service with filtering. If you plan to go up in HP,over 500HP, then you would want to look at a lot of things besides air intake.

As for oil? Interesting topic going on right now. Dino oil has always been 15w-40, syn 5w-40. As for me, I will be changing to Rotlla T5 on my next change.

But now, the topic is switching to Rotella T-5 10w-30. According to oil analysis that have been done, 15w-40 will sheer down to 30 pretty quickly.

Do a search on Rotella T-5 and read that thread. The Ford manual actually shows 15w-30 (dino) for cooler climes.

Here is the link:

6.0 oil analysis on Rotella T-5 10w-30. You will probably like this.

Here is a link to a place to get filters, if there is a "Racor" filter for your application, you can use it.:

Ford 6.0 Liter Turbo Diesel Truck Filters, Air Filters, Oil Filters, Transmission Filters And Glow Plugs - Diesel Filters,Additives,brake rotors, and brake pads for Chevy, Dodge and Ford Diesel Trucks
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Actually the Prime Guard filters at the above link work great and are a whole lot cheaper than the Motorcraft or Racor. Don't be afraid to use them.

While a coolant filter is a great addition it is really more important to flush the cooling system and replace the Ford Gold coolant with an ELC coolant (red) from Cat, Rotella, Fleetrite, Zerex, Texaco. The Ford coolant contains silicates which tend to gell from the heat of the egr cooler and are largely responsible for the oil cooler clogging problem with the 6.0. The ELC contains no silicates and is good for 300k miles without any additives so it is pretty much a lifetime antifreeze. That nips the oil cooler clogging problem at the source.

Lots of guys are having really good results with the Rotella T5 10w30 and it is pretty cheap at Wally World. I prefer to use Amsoil myself. You want to run either a 5w40 or a 5 or 10w30.

Don't baby your 6.0, run it hard. It needs to be worked and the turbo needs to see full boost on a regular basis. If it doesn't it will end up with soot build up that prevents the VGT vanes from working.

There is all kinds of information on this site that will help with whatever goals you set for your truck. You can spend an awful lot of time here just reading and learning about your truck, what works and what doesn't.

Enjoy your new truck and welcome to the org!
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all so with the kitty and muffler delete u will see better turbo response or at least i did, i cut it off at the cat and have no regrets, beside u get that a distinct whistle, that u can hear from blocks away haha
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Get the K&N out of your mind spend your money on something that counts
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