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Old 05-11-2011, 01:58 PM
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Any good diesel shops in or around Kansas city?

Don't need anything yet. Just want info for future use if need be. Someone has got have a good place nearby.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:37 PM
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There has to be

I stay here all the time but it is on business and not pleasure.....

Here tonight again.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:12 PM
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Well my local dealer which also services big trucks is 6.0 retarded. Cab on heads and don't worry about temps till your losing coolant is just some of the things that they told me. I have tried various places. They say ditch the powerstroke for a cummins. I tell them i would if i liked the sound and speed of a tractor.
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I'm in Lenexa. I have had an issue with the egr but that appeared when coming back from Oklahoma. Found a Ford tech through a friend of a friend in Joplin that does side work. That was last August.

Recently, I've been researching injectors as I'm getting 10s mpgs. Had a distribution test done back in Jan by someone off CL. Waited till 3 weeks ago to get it looked at. Found Association of Diesel Specialist and found 2 local businesses - St. Joseph Diesel and Blue Springs Diesel. Called both. Blue Springs doesn't work on the actual vehicle, they perform bench work. He lead me to B&J Auto in Odessa. Guy talked me into looking at other possible problems since I had a c&c truck and not a pickup.
He drove and tested the truck. He found the injectors working fine, but found the tank coating deteriorating away (metal tank). Pulled that, cleaned it out, recoated and the fuel pump was trashed. New pump and everything was good for a day. Then engine started missing, turned out injector #7. Replaced that. It ran fine for him and for a day.
He also reflashed the ECM and FICM. I have the SCT and had to get new tunes for the new strategy. I haven't installed them yet. Used the truck to pull my Jeep on a trailer last weekend (basic use of the truck). Went about 1/2 tank for the 200 miles but the turbo gauge wasn't working. Found the connector wasn't really attached so that might have a lot to do with the mpgs.
That's my experience for owning a 05 6.0l.

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Old 05-13-2011, 04:20 AM
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I'm in Lenexa. I have had an issue with the egr but that appeared when coming back from Oklahoma. Found a Ford tech through a friend of a friend in Joplin that does side work. That was last August.

Recently, I've been researching injectors as I'm getting 10s mpgs. Had a distribution test done back in Jan by someone off CL. Waited till 3 weeks ago to get it looked at. Found Association of Diesel Specialist and found 2 local businesses - St. Joseph Diesel and Blue Springs Diesel. Called both. Blue Springs doesn't work on the actual vehicle, they perform bench work. He lead me to B&J Auto in Odessa. Guy talked me into looking at other possible problems since I had a c&c truck and not a pickup.
He drove and tested the truck. He found the injectors working fine, but found the tank coating deteriorating away (metal tank). Pulled that, cleaned it out, recoated and the fuel pump was trashed. New pump and everything was good for a day. Then engine started missing, turned out injector #7. Replaced that. It ran fine for him and for a day.
He also reflashed the ECM and FICM. I have the SCT and had to get new tunes for the new strategy. I haven't installed them yet. Used the truck to pull my Jeep on a trailer last weekend (basic use of the truck). Went about 1/2 tank for the 200 miles but the turbo gauge wasn't working. Found the connector wasn't really attached so that might have a lot to do with the mpgs.
That's my experience for owning a 05 6.0l.
Thanks for the info on the shops. A friend of mine also recommends St Joe diesel. I am going to talk to them sometime when driving through there. Wow sorry to hear you have had that much trouble. I was getting bad fuel mileage due to my FICM being bad that in conjuction with bad fuel, plugged EGR system, and clogged fuel filters. I fixed them and back up to normal. I did everything in my sig and really loving my truck again. Sheesh. I would check your FICM. Do you have a monitoring solution like the EDGE insight?
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:17 PM
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Midway ford truck center (diesel shop) by worlds of fun for Normal Diesel Repair
(their parts counter is open till midnight and on weekends)

KC Customs on North oak in Gladstone for parts (really good prices)

St. Joe Diesel for aftermarket performance of big jobs (just b/c they are far away)

We need to have a meet sometime...post on some of the local threads.
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Midway is the Ford dealership I was talking about. I literally live like a mile from midway.

Is there a kc powerstroke chapter?
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Midway is the Ford dealership I was talking about. I literally live like a mile from midway.

Is there a kc powerstroke chapter?
Talk to Tony in service he is usually pretty good. For anything big I would go to St. Joe Diesel. Just don't do to throughbred or crosley for service they don't know anything about diesels.

At St Joe they have one guy that just does 6.0 head gasket repair, they always deck the heads and do it cab off

I would only go to midway for little stuff...

I also do most of my own work...

You have a lot done to your truck already for not having long

There isn't a kc chapter, but there are some missouri threads and kansas threads.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:31 AM
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Yeah well I took my truck for every schedule maint to midway. I wanted to put gauges on it and they told me would void warranty. So I played by the rules. I figured mine had the latest flash (wrong) that would bring on the light when delta was 15* apart. Long story short I got gauges found out my oil cooler was plugged. They told me 2700 to fix. I said hell no and did everything in my sig myself. My fear is I did other damage since my oil cooler was plugged. So far nothing else has shown up. I am doing all my own maint. now. I am now just trying to find a good 6.0 shop. I would eventually like to get headstuds. Sounds like St. Joe diesel is the place. There probably is some good people at midway but I am done. I took it to them numerous times with stuff that they said nothing was wrong. When I got my insight I found my ficm bad, oil cooler bad, egr plugged bad. I wonder if that was the cause of my no power issue. After I have done everything in my sig. It runs amazing. Sorry for the vent. Just wrong that shortly after warranty I had to do all that at 62k. I have had the truck since 05 bought it with 17k.

I would love to see a kc chapter or heck even just a group of guys hang out once in awhile. Let me know of anything that happens I am a huge diesel nut.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:50 AM
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That really surprises me they were that bad...I know they aren't cheap, but they are suppose to be good.

That just shows how important the insight is.


June 11th there is truck pull in Osborne, MO the guys at St. Joe Diesel told me about these events.

July 23 there is truck pull/platte Co. fair in Platte city on July 23rd

September 10th in Topeka there is some huge diesel fest with Drag, Pull and Dyno.

I agree on the KC chapter I know of 5 other 6.0 guys in KC...
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