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Old 10-15-2010, 06:44 PM
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To Stroke, or not to Stroke?

Looking at a 07 6.0l with 43k miles for sale, asking price is 29k. Planning on talking it down a little, is this year engine realiable? Planning on doing studs, heads, egr delete, exhaust, and fuel efficiency tune.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

http://cobbsdieselperformance.com/i-...sf3-tuner.html

1.4k for a full fixer upper set

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I bought my 06 a year ago and it replaced my 97. It pulls a little better than my 7.3, 6speed vs 5 speed, gas mileage is only 14-16 vs 18-20, turns WAY tighter. Biggest difference - it handles 25k trailer like it's nothing. I have not done anything to it and no issues. I have cleaned the EGR and have contemplated doing an EGR delete but not convinced yet. I am putting on a coolant filter and flushing the system, going the the ELC soon.
My personal opinion is this truck is solid with some questionable issues linked to the cooling system.
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Damn, those are some good facts. Love the mpg you included there thats what im aiming for, thanks a lot man. how many miles do you got on her?
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Several things if you do decide to get the 6.0. Drive it hard with full throttle bursts to exercise the vanes in the turbo. (At first I drove mine was too conservatively resulting in sticky turbo vanes and two plugged EGR valves.) Secondly install a coolant by pass system (don't use the Ford Gold coolant-just learned that on this forum) and an oil by pass filter system and delete the EGR cooler althogether. Studs are nice if you are going to tune.
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Currently about 74k. My mileage is mostly highway and it pulls 6k once a week. 10k once a month and 25k twice a year.

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If you get rid of the Ford Gold coolant and use an ELC and either delete the egr or replace the egr cooler with the Bulletproof Diesel egr cooler the likelihood that you will blow your head gaskets goes way down. I would do the above things and spend the money you would have put into studs and gaskets into an Edge Insight and an SCT X3 with some custom tunes. IF you have a problem with your head gaskets you can stud it then. Plus the Insight and X3 with tunes will run you about $1k where the studs and head gaskets will run you $3k-$4k. Put the rest of the money in your savings acct. for a rainy day.
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For what information we have it looks like a good truck
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