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Old 10-18-2010, 06:50 AM
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6.0 Repair advice

Since my truck needs 3 new injectors, I have decided to go ahead and pull the cab and do studs, and an egr delete. I havent dug this deep into any of the 6.0s ive owned so this is all going to be new to me. Im confident that i have the mechanical know how to do it, im just gonna have to take my time. I will probably start tearin it all apart this weekend.

So i guess my question is what all should i do while im in there? I plan on buyin the complete solution kit from mkm to start with and also the 3 injectors i need. Other than that, what else should i replace/fix while i have everything torn apart. This is something i only want to do once. Any advice anyone has would be great.

PS. If anyone in or around DE wants to learn alot about the 6.0, give a hand, and drink beer, just let me know. haha
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when you go to put the egr delete on you need to go ahead and replace the oil cooler and then i would also add the coolant filter from diesel site
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:56 AM
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The coolant filter kit definitely would be a good idea. I hadnt thought about that. Thanks for the suggestion! The oil cooler will be getting done, It comes with the 6.0 solution from mkm.
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Flush it good with VC-9 and then again with restore to get the silicate sludge out and then swith to ELC coolant from Delo, Rotella, Cat, Zerex, etc. It's the silicates in the Gold coolant causing the oil cooler to clog so get rid of it at the source. Plus the ELC coolants are pretty much good for the life of the truck.
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A crossover line would be a good addition also.
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Flushing the coolant system is something i want to do also, but i was planning on doing that when i get the truck back together. Does that sound like a good idea or should i flush it before i do all the work?

And as for a crossover line, Does anyone sell just a crossover line? Or do i have to buy a regulated return kit?
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Whats the coolant capacity of these trucks? Since im compiling my list of parts and buying everything throughout the next couple weeks i'm going to go ahead and get the coolant too. So how many gallons of coolant/distilled water do i need? And also, where do i get it? Do normal auto parts stores carry it?

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I got just the crossover line from dfuser.
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27.5 qts. I would definitely flush it BEFORE I put the new oil cooler in. You don't want to kick up all that trash and run it through your new oil cooler. I would get 4 gals of concentrated coolant and 20-24 bottles of Distilled water. Plus 2 qts of VC-9 or Restore Plus (they do the same thing) and 2 bottles of Restore (for cleaning out the silicates). I would drain enough to remove the thermostat then add the VC-9 or restore plus, top it up with tap water and run the truck around for an hour or so. Drain and flush a couple times with tap water. Put the Restore in and fill with tap water. Run the truck around for another hour, then drain, do 1 flush with tap and then continue with distilled till everything come out clear. Put the thermostat back in. Do the rest of your stuff, egr delete, oil cooler, head studs and gaskets etc. Then dump in the antifreeze and top off with distilled water.
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If your truck doesn't have the updated STC fitting on the HPOP i'd change that while your into it that far. and the Dummy plugs on the oil rail. While your intake is off for the repairs i'd soak it in purple power and another good degreaser of your choice and try to get as much crap out of it as possible. And i'd put the updated Fuel pressure spring in too.
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