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New to diesel seeks advice

Just picked up my truck last week. Its a 2006 Amarillo edition with 87k on the clock. Skyjacker lift, Straight piped and bully dog GT tuner. I know the 6.0s were plauged with issuses. Where do i go from here is my question. Im not going to be doing much to the truck. just driving it. i want to make sure i tackle any and all issused my truck could have before they happen. What are some things i should change or fix on my truck. what is a good fuel additive? any help is appreciated

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-15-2011, 08:54 AM
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Start reading, you have alot to learn grasshopper!!

Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

What to look for when buying a used 6.0L

This link here will take you to a link that has a PDF file about the 6.0 parts and loctaions on sensors.
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Get rid of that Bully Dog tuner. The concensus is that basically the only type of tuner to have on a 6.0 is a SCT device with some custom tunes. Quite a few of the other tuners cause major issues with either the engine or the trans. Just a thought. Also flush the coolant and change to an ELC coolant at the same time get a bypass coolant filter on it.

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Dive in and start reading... You will start seeing things to watch out for use the search feature and get more details on those items.

Originally Posted by BlackandYellow View Post
I know the 6.0s were plauged with issuses.
{RANT}Maybe it's just me but I sure do hate when people come on here and make this statement. What issues are they "plauged" with? I don't mean to be an A-hole so please don't take it that way. I'm just curious if these trucks are plagued with problems why did you buy one?{/RANT}


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Congrats on the new purchase. That is a great looking truck. Read the links lilpooh posted up and that'll get you started in the right direction.
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