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Just Bought First Diesel Need Advice on What to do First??

Just bought a 2005 f-250 extended cab 4x4 bone stock with 52,000 miles. What are the first things I should do to make this truck last. Im no street racer or heavy tower. Mainly just my 16ft flats boat. I dont plan on a programmer but i was thinking 4inch turbo back exhaust and maybe an intake but i've heard alot of negative on aftermarket intakes on the 6.0 for some reason. I need all the advice i can get. Thanks
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Just bought a 2005 f-250 extended cab 4x4 bone stock with 52,000 miles. What are the first things I should do to make this truck last. Im no street racer or heavy tower. Mainly just my 16ft flats boat. I dont plan on a programmer but i was thinking 4inch turbo back exhaust and maybe an intake but i've heard alot of negative on aftermarket intakes on the 6.0 for some reason. I need all the advice i can get. Thanks
Your stock intake is good to 500 hp, and since you dont want to tune it, you'll be fine with the stocker. exhaust is good. You'll want to get that ford gold coolant crap out (if it still has it) and put a good EC-1 rated coolant in it. A monitoring device that will allow you to monitor the oil and coolant delta is highly advised.

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Yeah I was looking into the edge insight with egt probe for my monitoring device. What about egr delete us that a must or what I've seen mixed views on it
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It has its pro's and cons. if you absolutlely do not want to tune your truck you could get the BPD egr valve BulletProofDiesel - Darn-Near Bullet Proof Diesel Products for your 6.0
with the delete you need a tuner to make the truck quit throwing codes. With the right coolant, a good monitor, and a clean egr valve, you'd be fine as far as head gaskets. The only other possibility of failure is in the egr cooler and oil coolers. I think. I'm tired and that doesnt sound right but someone will chime in lol

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Allegedly flushing the gold out and putting in ec-1 coolant should solve the plugged cooler problems. A monitoring device will tell you that. A difference of 15* or more between the oil and coolant temps will tell you that the oil cooler is clogged(oil being hotter) as usually is the case. Do that and you should be fine.
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Research the flushing process. I found it easiest taking the whole day off, remove the petcot bottom of the Rad, stick a hose in the degas bottle and run the truck for 20 min. With heat on.then add restore, water and drive for hr. Repeat hosing process if adding vc9. Then I'd pour in 30 gal of distilled water with petcot out, while the truck is running, heat on. Then drive for an hr with distilled water(heat on). Drain petcot , (add bypass coolant filter)And add 3.5 gal of the red stuff(elc concentrate). Top off with distiled water. Fyi trying to remove the t stat is a mutha funka I just left it in. Don't bother removing the lower Rad hose I did and it popped out on the road. Make sure u wait 60 min between drives to cool down the motor before adding water etc. Good luck

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There are some helpful videos on powerstrokehelp.com. He references some ideas that seem to be common among the various forums on how to make your 6.0 bulletproof. Don't know that everyone will agree with everything he says but it is a good starting point. Sgt. Smith Productions also has a few good videos on routine maintenance that I found helpful. Good Luck.

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There are some helpful videos on powerstrokehelp.com. He references some ideas that seem to be common among the various forums on how to make your 6.0 bulletproof. Don't know that everyone will agree with everything he says but it is a good starting point. Sgt. Smith Productions also has a few good videos on routine maintenance that I found helpful. Good Luck.
That clown at powerstrokehelp is an a$$hat. Anybody that knows the 6.0 will tell you that he talks to hear himself. I'd look somewhere else for guidance.
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