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new guy here

hi guys,
i am looking at buying a 2004 6.0l. i would like to know what i need to look for? what are common problems with the engine, tranny, rest of the truck. any help is needed. i have always owned cummins,(not sure if that is a four letter word on here or not), i dont like the truck just love the engines but am thinking about making the big switch.
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Welcome to the forums! Browse around a bit, and you will find a ton of good info. Problem areas are the EGR cooler, oil cooler, and head bolts, to name a few. I'm sure other members will chime in shortly. Enjoy!

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Ya I read about those. What about the trannies? I am used to dodges. Can you add a tuner and be safe at stock? engine and tranny wise.
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Yes, provided you don't go nuts. I am running a mild tune, with no tranny problems. Just make sure to keep it flushed...like every 30k or so.

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Engine is touchy...the stock head bolts are terribly weak. Some guys have had luck, some guys have not. I would delete the EGR before tuning it.

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I do tow alot. am I looking at shift kit. sk and tq?
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If you are able to delete the EGR, that is the best thing you can do to these motors for reliability. That was at the top of my list.

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