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EOT&ECT how many 6L owners know about this

Yesterday my son and I took a trip to Calgary Alberta to buy a truck for him, armed with a scanner,this is what found;
-first car lot, deals with many 6l,has a FORD diesel mechanic come and check their trucks.New zero about the delta???????? Truck was 50f out
-second car lot sales man had to come with us to see this scan and temps,they also have a diesel mechanic check their trucks. After testing we had a meeting with the owner and two other sales men,they were all ears. 60f out
-next truck,private sale,new cooler $4000 3K AGO from the Ford store??????? 50out
-another private 25f out????
-phoned a guy about his truck,got talking to him.He said he's worked on more than 200 6l. I ask what his delta was after his cooler got changed. huh.Well I have never worked on the 6l but I do have knowledge about heat exchangers and a mechanical background. So I told this mechanic about the ect eot delt bla bla,he said that makes sense (worked on 200 6l)??

I talked to a shop in Calgary,6l specialist. I ask the head tech there if they would inspect a truck for us,sure he said. What about ect& eot,I asked? His reply"I have a laser heat gun".ooooo k,wonder how we do this at 60MPH?Coolers under the hood right?lol. $400 bucks to test.ouch

Long story short,this is THE ONLY PLACE that knows ect eot. Does mystery get filed with the "6L worst ford engine ever legend ". That's what I hear.

My opinion,the trucks that are 2007 and less are probably off warranty by a year or two.Average guy that I talk to has had a $3to4k bill in the last 2 years.Most auto mechanics do not like them,probably a lack of training. The trucks are under valued $5000 lower than a duramax. The 6l is notorious for huge bills at the shop. What else,oh I know,my son and I are going to get two awesome trucks for the $ of one Keep it up you naysayers We may have to get our hands dirty,but that's OK.

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If you are seriously looking for a truck. I would invest in a scangauge2. They are around 150 to 200(google it). It hooks up the connection under the dash just like any OBD scanner but YOU can get the readings yourself instead of relying on sombody to tell you everything is O.K.. Just my 2 cents.

Or you could get program for a laptop to inspect everything
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We will inspect ourselves and WONT go without some sort of scan tool.It just surprises the lack of knowledge that mechanics and owners have on these engines.
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We will inspect ourselves and WONT go without some sort of scan tool.It just surprises the lack of knowledge that mechanics and owners have on these engines.
I wouldn't be surprised; especially at used car lots. When I rolled up in my diesel Liberty to trade in on my 6.0L the guy thought I was kidding when I told him it was a diesel. And this was a place that sold nothing but diesels. He didn't believe me even though I pointed out the CRD badge and the diesel gas cap; he finally believed me when I fired it up. Educate yourself, that's the only thing you can really trust.

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[QUOTE=SVO Ryan;2445416]I wouldn't be surprised; especially at used car lots. When I rolled up in my diesel Liberty to trade in on my 6.0L the guy thought I was kidding when I told him it was a diesel. And this was a place that sold nothing but diesels. He didn't believe me even though I pointed out the CRD badge and the diesel gas cap; he finally believed me when I fired it up. Educate yourself, that's the only thing you can really trust.[/QUOTE
That's sad & funny at the same time.
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I would have charged all those used car lots a service fee for finding the proiblem with those trucks. After all the scangauge is most valuable tool for any car dealer

It is true that the car salesmen do know nothing about the cars they sell, I think they are chosen and trained that way in order to protect the owners.

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I would have charged all those used car lots a service fee for finding the proiblem with those trucks. After all the scangauge is most valuable tool for any car dealer

It is true that the car salesmen do know nothing about the cars they sell, I think they are chosen and trained that way in order to protect the owners.
The first dealer was extremely sceptical of the scan.He said to my son before we left for test drive"do you know how to use that thing,don't erase anything". We did our test,came back and he asked the results we said it probably needs a cooler. End of conversation,he didn't care,went back in the building.My son and I look at each other,thought wow. I think he figured we were looking for a price drop,we weren't,we would have paid his price for a 06 crew king ranch (16,000). We just wanted it to pass.
So if anybody wants results on these current trucks for sale that we tested,I would be more than happy to give them out
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