Been on FTE since I owned truck, got tired of them never answering my question...always some dude saying Hey, I have a ranger and put 17's on it, never really got my info
my main question is this....Should I keep this truck or sell it?
After researching adding a Coolant filter I see all these issue...my truck is a 2006 6.0, FX4 with SRW
- Stock Conti tires suk
- Ranchos are said to be junk, I need to change them to Bilsteins
- Need to install coolant filter
- Need to install oil bypass
- Need to run Stanadyne....which I have started
- Need to add REV-X at oil change...haven't
- Need to change filters and oil sooner than is recommended in factory manual
Should I do all these things? Should I sell my truck? I am on my 2nd set of injectors and 3rd FICM....Ford upped my warranty to 7/200k
Also, the coolant filter....I have seen posts from people who say they install it as early as 5k...then they say the have clooged oil coolers...if the coolant filter is so good, why do people still have clogged oil coolers after installing the coolant filter
I am not opposed to spending 125 bucks, I just don't want to waste my money and have the dieselsite filter not really help
thanks and appreciate any responses
Yes the conti tires suck, run 'em until you need to change 'em
Shocks, again, I will use them until I need to replace them, Bilsteins MIGHT be on my list
Coolant filter is a must, as is getting rid of that Ford Crap coolant.
Oil bypass is up to you as an owner. I have one and change my oil at 5000 miles
I don't use stanadyne, I get mine from Autozone (one of the few things I will buy there) white bottle in the winter, gray rest of year
I will wait until I have some evidence of a stiction issue before I start using the Rev-x or HSS stuff.
Like I said, I change my oil @ 5000 miles, my fuel filters...I haven't really given them much of a thought. I replaced them when I bought my truck 5 months (and 10K miles) ago.
The coolant filter will not catch everything, nor will a bypass oil filtration. They are only as good as the maintenance done on them, keeping in mind their limitations. They help a known issue, and won't remedy it. If someone already has the oil cooler plugging up, putting in a coolant filter will not reverse what has already taken place. It is a band-aid to lengthen the time before the next failure. You might not have another failure IF you clean out your cooling system, get ELC or Evans coolant
in there and are a lucky individual.
The ONLY way to make your oil cooler last the life of the truck is to get it out of where it is now. Put one of THESE
on your truck and forget about those issues forever. The next thing inline that will continue to fail is the EGR cooler, if you keep using the stock type of cooler. Use the cooler that is on that same website for the oil cooler and you won't have to worry about that either.