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post #1 of 18 Old 01-24-2011, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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$4500 in repairs now what?

alright guys so i just spent $4500 in repairs (ficm, 3 injectors, and fuel pump)

i know there are alot of issues with these trucks but i love it and dont want to get rid of it!

my question is what else should i be doing to this truck to make it last?

since iv gotten this work done i havent put my chip back in (PPE)

the truck got all new headgaskets, egr cooler, and oil cooler 20 000 km ago right before i bought the truck (done at ford)

i have added a coolant filter and t6 5w40 synthetic oil. should i unplug the egr? or delete it? whats the difference between the two?

anything else i should be doing? chip? no chip?

i wish they put studs in when they did the headgaskets but the previous owner just fixed it to sell it


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Best mod would be to get rid of the PPE tuner.

Replace it with a custom tuned SCT.

PPE is junk on the 6.0

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I just got done spending 7,000 bucks on mine...should be getting it back on Thursday. I am getting ARP's put in AGAIN since they didnt hold the first time around. I am also adding the Bullet Proof Diesel full bulletproof kit(2,200) which should take car of my truck permanently so we will see. The EGR cooler and Oil cooler are the weak links in this truck which the BPD takes care of both.

There are other routes to go with your truck but like said above, ditch the PPE and get a SCT.

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alright guys so i just spent $4500 in repairs (ficm, 3 injectors, and fuel pump)

i know there are alot of issues with these trucks but i love it and dont want to get rid of it!

my question is what else should i be doing to this truck to make it last?

since iv gotten this work done i havent put my chip back in (PPE)

the truck got all new headgaskets, egr cooler, and oil cooler 20 000 km ago right before i bought the truck (done at ford)

i have added a coolant filter and t6 5w40 synthetic oil. should i unplug the egr? or delete it? whats the difference between the two?

anything else i should be doing? chip? no chip?

i wish they put studs in when they did the headgaskets but the previous owner just fixed it to sell it

I see in your sig that you have a monitor, that's good. Watch your EOT and ECT for the delta between them. It would be wise to get a fuel pressure gauge to keep an eye on the psi, when psi drops below 45psi from idle to WOT, you take a chance of damaging the injectors.

As long as your keeping an eye on ECT and EOT for the oil cooler, you can wait until the delta gets out of spec and have to replace the oil cooler. When/if that time comes to replace the oil cooler, either delete the EGR cooler, or upgrade to BPD EGR cooler. Unplugging the valve does nothing more than stops the exhaust flow thru the cooler.


Even though they did replace the HG's, if they did not send the heads out to be checked, there's a chance that they could fail again if they are warped or cracked.

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$4500 for FICM, 3 injs, and fuel pump?!?!?!?!?!
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alright guys well sounds like im gonna get rid of the PPE and get a sct when i can afford it. if they didnt check the heads and the gaskets go can i go back after them for this? (im over my 1 year 20000km warranty on that repair.)

my ect and eot never get more than 10 degrees from eachother and even than it is only for a moment till they catch up so im not worried about those at this moment.

and yes 4500 for the new ficm (1100 plus labour and tax) 3 injectors (2000) and fuel pump (450 plus labour and taxes) there were some misc parts and what not to add up to 4500 bt yes that is the bill so far!


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Flush the coolant and replace it with a Cat EC-1 rated ELC.
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what is the difference between these 2 coolants? benefits?


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what is the difference between these 2 coolants? benefits?
The ford coolant has sand in it which clogs crap up.

The ELC doesnt have that problem

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i thought the sand was from the casting of the motor? i do have a coolant filter already installed so when my coolant change is due i will swap it for some cat elc.

is water/meth injection a good way to add power? im very leary about chipping it again if it is only going to cause more problems down the road for me


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