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I am a newbie to the forum and PSD. I am interested in a late model (2006-07) 6.0. I have heard these are generally good motors and provide good fuel economy and power, but you have to stud the heads and do something with the EGR and oil cooler? Can you guys give me some adice such as is there any truth to this, what should I look or be aware of, and how much do the mods cost to make the 6.0 reliable (if they are even necessary)?
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This thread will answer most of your questions:

Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

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Get an OASIS report first to make sure you're not buying a problem child. Get a good monitor like an Edge insight CS or CTS to monitor EOT and ECT to warn you of potential oil cooler failure. If you can, buy one and plug it into any truck you test drive. Any delta over 15* shows a plugged oil cooler



Acidsniper, that quote in your sig is awesome!!!


2006 F350 SOLD
* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker
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What's an oasis report?
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You can get them from the Ford dealer. Its a report of ANY warranty work that was done on the truck. Give the VIN to the dealer and tell them you want one. Could save you from buying a headache


2006 F350 SOLD
* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker
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Sweet, thanks!
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Get an OASIS report first to make sure you're not buying a problem child. Get a good monitor like an Edge insight CS or CTS to monitor EOT and ECT to warn you of potential oil cooler failure. If you can, buy one and plug it into any truck you test drive. Any delta over 15* shows a plugged oil cooler



Acidsniper, that quote in your sig is awesome!!!
Haha thanks, my favorite quote!

Does the Edge Insight CTS "lock out" like the SCT x3's do after so many different plug ins? I'm currently shopping for a 6.0 and was going to buy a CTS for the test drives to test the EOT / ECT while I'm test driving it but didn't know if it'd lock out like the SCT's do after 3(?) or so different VINs.

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Haha thanks, my favorite quote!

Does the Edge Insight CTS "lock out" like the SCT x3's do after so many different plug ins? I'm currently shopping for a 6.0 and was going to buy a CTS for the test drives to test the EOT / ECT while I'm test driving it but didn't know if it'd lock out like the SCT's do after 3(?) or so different VINs.
No, the Insight is a plug and play, off the shelf device that will work in as many different vehicles you want. That's to the best of my knowledge

FYI though, the earlier ones (03-04) do not have all the PIDs that the 05-07 have. Edge is working on an update, and have already given the updated stuff to some people after they call


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* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



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* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



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No, the Insight is a plug and play, off the shelf device that will work in as many different vehicles you want. That's to the best of my knowledge

FYI though, the earlier ones (03-04) do not have all the PIDs that the 05-07 have. Edge is working on an update, and have already given the updated stuff to some people after they call
Awesome I had been wanting to find that info out on the interwebz if I could but wasn't having any luck finding information on whether then Insights locked out or not... Guess I could have just picked up the phone

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DC Power 270 Amp Alternator
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Edge CTS
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Things to consider about owning a 6.0
Oil Cooler Write Up
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