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Exclamation 03 6.0 Buses - Need Advice - Monitoring System-Upgrades ETC!!

Hi Guys,

So here's my situation. My company owns 3 of these:
KRYSTAL ENTERPRISES

They are 6.0s. They weigh upwards of 16K without passengers.
I want to make sure that these motors are well treated and monitored
properly to prevent any serious damage and repairs.

I would like suggestions as to what I should be using.

For example.

Edge CTS
Bypass oil filter
Coolant filter
Fuel pressure gauge

I would like to know what kind of things I should replace. They are all at about 100K. What kind of things should I have installed for monitoring, what kind of things should I have installed for better performance etc.

I really want to do a good job in maintaining them and want to show some seniors what we need to really keep these buses running well and preventing costly repairs.

Also, should I be running these buses with Tow/Haul on?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Follow the links and you will learn 90% of what you need to know to enjoy a 6.0 in your stable. I would run it with T/H on as it ups your line pressures quite a bit and will help the clutch packs live longer. This will also save on brake pads and provide for better control and safety as you get some engine braking. GOOD LUCK

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I am definitely going to be reading all of that. I know quite a bit, obviously not enough!

If you were towing 20K what would you do?

I was thinking:

Edge CTS
Fuel Pressure gauge
Coolant Filter Bypass
Coolant Flush (the full cleansing replacing oil cooler)
Transmission cooler cleansing?

I know they are not up to date with flashes and TSBs. I was want to have them inspected and quoted on what it would cost for flashing and getting all TSBs out of the way.

I feel as this is the right direction. I'm looking for a little help while I continue to educate myself on these beasts!
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Get and Edge Insight or a Scangauage2 as your very first add on. The factory gauages or just pretty dummy lights You NEED good gauages to keep these trucks running.

For my truck I would keep the old flash, just my 2 cents.
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Depending on your emissions requirements in your state, I would say either EGR delete or a bulletproof EGR cooler. Also get rid of the cat if it has one, again depending on the inspections requirements in your state. I would be driving that with tow/haul on all of the time.

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