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Old 05-20-2011, 09:48 AM
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Questoins on my truck

Hello everyone. I have done a TON of researching on the forum about longevity matienece for the 6.0. It seems from what I have read that the 03 and the 04 models have a little more problems and pit falls compared to the newer 6.0's.

From what I've HEARD, my model (the 06 year) has an "updated oil cooler" and does not need to be replaced or rebuilt?

Second I plan on getting an EGR delete my buddies say I need to get a chip or programmer to do this so that my engine light will not come on...
My buddies also say my year If I delete the EGR early, flush the system and run a better coolant, they have seen trucks like that go over 200k miles with tunes before serious service work needs to be done...

As for owning my third diesel including this one, I take VERY good care of my trucks including fuel oil and coolant and transmission services all the time...

Can anyone chime in on whats best for my truck?
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:03 PM
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Updated oil cooler does not mean it doesn't need replaced. By the way you never want to TRY TO SALVAGE ONE BY FLUSHING unless your away from home or something and needing to keep temps down.

You need to read this.

Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

As far as the engine light coming on with you EGR deleted it depends on your PCM. If you have the latest flash then yes. You need a monitoring solution though.

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Updated oil cooler does not mean it doesn't need replaced. By the way you never want to rebuild one unless your away from home or something and needing to keep temps down.

You need to read this.

Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

As far as the engine light coming on with you EGR deleted it depends on your PCM. If you have the latest flash then yes. You need a monitoring solution though.
Yes, that is what we do. You get a rebuild kit from Ford that includes a new heat exchanger. That is the standard repair for a clogged oil cooler.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:25 PM
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Yes, that is what we do. You get a rebuild kit from Ford that includes a new heat exchanger. That is the standard repair for a clogged oil cooler.

Yes true you get a rebuild kit to replace the oil cooler, but you don't rebuild or try to flush/salvage the actual heat exchanger (oil cooler). What I was trying to say and did a poor job was. Do not try to flush your current heat exchanger (oil cooler) out and expect it to be good. Thanks for the correction mitch. I knew what I wanted to say just did a piss poor job. I am running on low sleep, and over worked. My brain is mush I NEED A DIFFERENT JOB!
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Yup, the only cure is to replace the heat exchanger.
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