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What else should I do?

Ok, I am finally getting to the point where I want to start doing some mods to my truck (2006 f250 eclb with 88,700mi) and this is the list I came up with. I already have an edge insight that I put in back in October and all of my temps are running right where they should be. The only thing replaced on the truck is I had 8 new injectors put in, in August. Here is what I am thinking.

FICM- I have been throwing the p0611 code for about a month. Pretty sure I need to fix this. I am showing no signs of a bad FICM though. Should I just have it rebuilt or look into one from Swamps.

Coolant Filter- Looking into to doing this ASAP. Should I also flush at this time even though I am not showing a dangerous flucuation between ECT and EOT?

4in TB Exaust- Been eyeing the MBRP or the Farmboysdiesel exaust. MBRP is a little higher price but does anybody have any expereice with the quality of FBD?

EGR Delete- I have been keeping my EGR valve clean but would eventually like to delete it the system.

EGT Probe for Insight-

Fuel Pressure Guage- Any decent price ones out there?

SCT x3- From what I have read this seems to be the safest to run with custom tunes on a non studded 6.0 L. Any other tuners to look at.

This is the list for now. I realize I may have to stud and such in the future but should I be ok running non studded tunes? This truck is a farm truck and does pull quite often and pushes snow all winter. It might get hooked to a sled once a year at our county fair for the street class and occasionaly we take our trucks on the 1/4 mile. This truck is going to be an on going project but I would like to start doing some mods to it. Biggest question is where to start and what all to do.
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That is a pretty good list. When I did my coolant filter I went ahead and had my coolant flushed before I opened the valves on the filter.

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Ok, I am finally getting to the point where I want to start doing some mods to my truck (2006 f250 eclb with 88,700mi) and this is the list I came up with. I already have an edge insight that I put in back in October and all of my temps are running right where they should be. The only thing replaced on the truck is I had 8 new injectors put in, in August. Here is what I am thinking.

FICM- I have been throwing the p0611 code for about a month. Pretty sure I need to fix this. I am showing no signs of a bad FICM though. Should I just have it rebuilt or look into one from Swamps. But have you checked the Voltage on the FICM? It is easy to do and will tell you right away if your FICM is bad. If it is bad get a Swamps 58v with PHP tune.

Coolant Filter- Looking into to doing this ASAP. Should I also flush at this time even though I am not showing a dangerous flucuation between ECT and EOT? Flush with Restore and Restore Plus then switch to a Cat EC-1 rated ELC coolant. This is way more important than the coolant filter. You have to get the Ford Gold junk out of there.

4in TB Exaust- Been eyeing the MBRP or the Farmboysdiesel exaust. MBRP is a little higher price but does anybody have any expereice with the quality of FBD? Depends on material used. I like 409 Stainless but aluminized should last you for a while unless you live in an area that salts the roads in winter. FBD quality is fine.

EGR Delete- I have been keeping my EGR valve clean but would eventually like to delete it the system. Good idea. This along with the switch to ELC will go a long way toward making your truck reliable.

EGT Probe for Insight- You should definitely do this.

Fuel Pressure Guage- Any decent price ones out there? Good gauges cost a few bucks. Don't cheap out, get the god stuff.

SCT x3- From what I have read this seems to be the safest to run with custom tunes on a non studded 6.0 L. Any other tuners to look at. No, the X3 is fine. It is the cutom tunes that make the difference not the device.

This is the list for now. I realize I may have to stud and such in the future but should I be ok running non studded tunes? This truck is a farm truck and does pull quite often and pushes snow all winter. It might get hooked to a sled once a year at our county fair for the street class and occasionaly we take our trucks on the 1/4 mile. This truck is going to be an on going project but I would like to start doing some mods to it. Biggest question is where to start and what all to do.
With the egr delete and switch to ELC you may never need studs or head gaskets. You might want to consider a bypass oil filter. Your injectors will thank you.
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Ok thanks for the tips guys. I will check my voltage tomorrow.

Another quick question. My water in fuel light comes on periodically. I crawled under the truck and on the filter on the frame rail the only type of plug I saw was a round one with a hex head in the middle. Is this what I need to drain? I tried to take it out but the hex part was all stripped out...any ideas
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Yea that is the water drain. I open that before I change my filter so I don't get fuel everywhere. Also they make a quick drain plug for that and if you are going to replace it anyway I'd do that.

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http://www.xtremediesel.com/hfcmwate...ugupgrade.aspx
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