Hello, I’m fairly new to this forum. I’ve done a lot of reading, but not a lot of posting. There is ton of great info here, so “thanks” to everyone who has contributed.
I picked up my first 6.0 about two months ago with the intention of pulling a 5th wheel camper with it. It’s a 2006 F350 CC dually. It looked and ran good. The OASIS report that I got from this site checked out. No major issues. My question is about upgrades though. I haven’t done anything to the truck yet other than add an Edge Insight so I can monitor what is going on. So far EOT and ECT have stayed around 7-9 degrees difference. There was one time when the difference got to 15 degrees while towing my 5th wheel, but it was just for a few seconds going up a hill. Not sure if that is anything to be concerned about though. I’m planning on installing a coolant filter, bypass oil filter, egt probe, fuel pressure gauge, and Magnaflow exhaust, along with doing the Zoodad mod. I just want to keep eye on everything and keep it clean and cool. Does anyone see anything out of line with that combo? I would also like to put a mild tune to it, but I’m unsure if it’s a good idea. I’ve seen some folks say that you want to stud the engine before tuning, but is that really necessary? I don’t abuse my trucks and I don’t want a hot rod. I’m looking for a good, reliable towing vehicle. I thought about getting an SCT with a towing tune. What do you guys think?
Your ideas and intentions are right on.
The mangaflow exhasut is an expensive exhasut. There are many chaper exhaust systems that will perform the same with out consern. You can get a 4" turbo back for $250-$300. I have links if you want them.
Tuning is a good idea but not a MAJOR deal.
Cleaning the cooling system by doing a flush procedure will be a very good idea.
Keep the oil changes under 6,000miles with stadard oil. under 7,500miles with syn.
Egr delete would be best.
I am currently doing an 8,000mile sample of mobil 1 5w-40 diesel engine oil with my bypass filter. I will be posting the results in a month or so.
I tow my 10,000lb 5th wheel with innovative "Street" tune with out any issues. I am very happy with that tune towing and as a DD.
How many miles are on your truck? You may want to clean the intake manifold from the EGR build up.
Trans fluid chagne????? If you need to do it, look at my sig.