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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brewster, NY
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To the OP, if you're throwing all this maintenance at the engine (all good stuff mind you) the money is much better spent to get testing tools first. Be it an Edge Insight type, AE Scanner or similar it's more important to determine the condition of your engine before taking anything apart, in my opinion anyway. These are expensive engines and the factory monitoring is sub par.
That said, if you have already purchased all the items you listed and don't have any monitoring and need to do the work before x time, then spend the $200 and put in a new oil cooler, but if not, spend the money and get something to determine what you need.
You can go broke implementing everything that is suggested. For me, I prefer to fix what is broken, or known to be better (ie. updated fuel pressure spring) then start to replace parts that aren't bad. My oil cooler(s) were bad and required replacement, I knew this because of the difference in ECT and EOT. If those temps were not bad, I never would have taken apart the top of the engine.
And for what it's worth, on mine even with a 50 degree EOT / ECT difference, not 1 drop of coolant was puked, it wasn't until I got the gauges that I knew.
2003 F-250 Crew Cab Short Bed Lariat PSD 6.0 Automatic FX4 Edge Insight with EGT Probe. Coolant Filter. All 6.0's need gauges
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