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Old 06-28-2011, 05:40 PM
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Any Specialty Tools Needed?

Thanks to this site I've been given a lot of great info in what I need to do to help fix several of the 6.0 problem. I've purchased the following items so far and hoping to do this during my vacation in July.

Simple Green
VC-9 cleaner
EGR delete
JD Cool Guard II Coolant
Intake gaskets
Fuel pressure spring
Improved Turbo drain tube
Oil cooler rebuild
Turbo hardware kit
STC fitting

I have two questions if someone could help me out. Are there any other parts I should look into getting before I begin and is there any specialty tool I may will require.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:47 PM
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What's the simple green for?

If your flushing out the coolant system before disassembly, you might want to get some Restore cleaner and about 25gal of distilled water for the final flushes.

You also might need a SCT to turn off the possible CEL for EGR codes.
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Brake kleen just to clean some things up while your in there. A turkey baster to suck the oil out and some beach towels over the front so when you take it out. Use a foam pad to lay on also or your gonna be hurtin'.

Also some mechanics gloves if you can cause your gonna get scratched knuckles otherwise.

05 is a crap shoot if you will throw a EGR "low flow" code, so you might need a tuner.
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Reading some of the posts one of the alternatives to Restore was using simple green. Can you get restore online anywhere? Also will I need a fuel line disconnect tool?
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I didn't use a fuel line disconnect tool, I've never even heard of one. An adjustable wrench and a 17mm was what I used to remove the lines from the pressure regulator. Be careful when you loosen them, the outside nut needs to turn free of the fuel line or you'll kink the line and need a new one!

I used simple green to clean my cooling system instead of restore. However I got rid of the stock oil cooler so I wasn't too worried about any 'silicate goo'. I think (and sometimes I'm wrong when I think) most of it would get stuck in the stock cooler and the rest would be flushed out while I was cleaning (if not it can sit there and hopefully the rest of the system will be clean enough so it won't matter). I also went way overboard on the tap and distilled water flushing to make sure that anything loose was flushed out. I'm not sure how many times I flushed with the hose (at least 12 maybe more) and I counted the empty jugs of distilled the other day, I put through 80L! It was only $3 for 10L so .

As a side note, when I went to the Cummins shop looking for restore and restore+ I was told they don't use it anymore. Instead of restore they use Cascade dish soap "powder not liquid, liquid just makes bubbles" they said. They also said they don't bother with the restore+ unless there are serious cooling issues.

You may want the updated turbo oil feed and a spare oil dipstick! Or you could take it out so you don't break it.

Good luck!
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:20 AM
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If I were to wait on the turbo oil feed is that something that I could get to easily later or will I regret not doing it now.
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Thanks to this site I've been given a lot of great info in what I need to do to help fix several of the 6.0 problem. I've purchased the following items so far and hoping to do this during my vacation in July.

Simple Green
VC-9 cleaner
EGR delete
JD Cool Guard II Coolant
Intake gaskets
Fuel pressure spring
Improved Turbo drain tube
Oil cooler rebuild
Turbo hardware kit
STC fitting

I have two questions if someone could help me out. Are there any other parts I should look into getting before I begin and is there any specialty tool I may will require.
Use that simple green to clean your intake manifold. I soaked mine in a trash can filled with simple green and purple power overnight, and it looked darn near brand new when I pulled it out.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:58 AM
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If I were to wait on the turbo oil feed is that something that I could get to easily later or will I regret not doing it now.
It shouldn't be much trouble at all to do it later. You can see it when you pop the hood and should be able to reach everything pretty easily. When you do it get the part from International, saves a lot of money.
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You may want the updated turbo oil feed and a spare oil dipstick! Or you could take it out so you don't break it.

Good luck!
I see I wasn't the only one to do that.....


To the OP:
Your '05 will already have the updated turbo oil drain on it.
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