So many rumors and horror stories of the 6.0 had me avoiding them like the plague! I started looking instead for a V10. Then on THOSE forums I read about their issues.....I didn't know WHAT to do. That is till I started lurking here 2 months ago and reading.....and reading...and reading. I started feeling better about the rumors and stories. I learned the later 6.0's seemed to have fewer of the EGR grenade issues. I learned about proper coolant filtering being one of the keys to longer life. I also learned NOT to put a programmer on a 6.0
So in my NEW search...which DID now include the 6.0 as an option, I ran across the perfect truck...a 2005 6.0 with 75k miles. Which I'm flying up to Louisville Saturday to pick up and drive back to NC.
But just for good measure I hit up a buddy of mine on FB who had a 6.0 EGR bust last month. I was pretty sure his was a pre-2005 but just for last minute assurances I asked him about it today..to which he corrected me and told me his was a 2005 w/ 99k that he drove 4 times a month to pull his enclosed trailer with his modified racecar to the Madhouse
That's kinda my deal.....I'm getting this to pull an enclosed +/-21ft trailer (I hope to buy) with maybe 5 at the most, sportbikes to the track.....no heavy payload...just a large trailer. But he's kinda got me freaked
Need to be talked off the ledge before I pull the plug on this trip and lose my $228 plane ticket!
I'm not going racing (with the TRUCK anyway)
I'm not towing Backhoes
I'm not sitting at idle for hours
I MAY throw the dirbikes in the back and head up the mountains to ride with my boy
I MAY go get some mulch
I MAY tow an enclosed trailer sensibly to the racetrack 300 miles away.
What I’m thinking I may need to do to avoid a disaster here are:
Flush coolant, fill with DELO ELC coolant
Am I wrong on any of these? Any of them BAD ideas?
Are there other good measures I can take to keep this 6.0 healthy and alive? Any advice would be appreciated. And yes…I’ve done a great deal of searching and lurking….but this is more of an “ok help me feel better about this decision” thread
so thanks in advance.