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Just bought one...

Hello all- I bought a 2005 F-250 CC FX4 a couple of weeks ago. 84,000 miles on the 6.0/Auto and the carfax showed that it was serviced at the dealership up until 71,000 miles. That made me feel a little more comfortable about buying the truck. I had a 2003 F-450 work truck that was in the shop more than it was on the road with EGR, oil cooler and other problems. However, that being said, I got a really good deal on this truck and I'm hoping and praying that it'll be as good to me as all of my other Fords (except the F-450) have been through the years. I have a few questions though. Whats the issue that some have with a certain type of coolant? And how can I tell if my truck has an EGR delete already installed? I put a Superchips Cortex on a week ago- mainly to try to get the fuel mileage up. When I checked the DTC codes, it shows 2. PO403 and PO405. Does this mean the EGR has been turned off? What are a few things that you guys could reccomend doing asap to help ensure that this thing lives a long time? I'm loving the truck so far! Thanks in advance!! Sorry it was so long!

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PS- I probably won't be staying with the Cortex. I know that the general consensus is that the custom tunes are the way to go and I may go that route. So far the truck only has a muffler delete and the programmer. I'm not looking to break any land speed records- but I do pull a lot on the farm and I haul a lot of my FFA kids ( I teach high school agriculture) so I'm mainly looking for fuel economy and towing. I will say this though, this thing will SCOOT with just the cortex performance tune...

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OEM Gaskets and ARP Studs...
SCT X3 (Quick-Tricks tuning)
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Edge CTS
Full Syn 15w-40
High idle mod
PMM Coolant Filter
Rebuilt FICM with Atlas 40

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The first thing should be aftermarket monitoring system like the Edge Insight CS/CTS or the ScangaugeII. Add in a fuel psi gauge and EGT gauge.

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Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

I don't think the Cortex is capable of turning off the EGR. Either you have a gummed up EGR valve, or the EGR valve is unplugged electrically (not recommended), or you have a delete/welded EGR cooler.

You can look on the pass side of the motor, between the turbo and valve cover, under the intake manifold. There will be either a blue or orange short hose, this hose goes from the oil cooler to the EGR cooler. Follow the hose toward the back of the motor, it connects to a metal tube. If the metal tube does a complete U-turn and heads back toward the front of the motor, then it's a delete. If the metal tube stops at the U-turn, it's got the EGR cooler.

You will see the yellow "X", the first picture is a delete. The second picture is where the tube goes to the EGR cooler.



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Thanks for the good information! I appreciate it! I'm sure I'll have many questions before it's all said and done... Preston

2005 F-250 Lariat FX4 CC SB
Sinister EGR Delete
Diamond Eye 5" Turbo Back Straight
OEM Gaskets and ARP Studs...
SCT X3 (Quick-Tricks tuning)
S&B Intake
Edge CTS
Full Syn 15w-40
High idle mod
PMM Coolant Filter
Rebuilt FICM with Atlas 40

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EGR Delete
SCT SF3 (stays on tow agg)
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Will the Edge measure fuel pressure?

2005 F-250 Lariat FX4 CC SB
Sinister EGR Delete
Diamond Eye 5" Turbo Back Straight
OEM Gaskets and ARP Studs...
SCT X3 (Quick-Tricks tuning)
S&B Intake
Edge CTS
Full Syn 15w-40
High idle mod
PMM Coolant Filter
Rebuilt FICM with Atlas 40

2006 F-350 XL RC/Flat Bed
EGR Delete
SCT SF3 (stays on tow agg)
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Will the Edge measure fuel pressure?
Only the new ones (CS/CTS), and it cost extra for the cable.

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So, is this an EGR delete? Just bought one...-dscf2233.jpg

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OEM Gaskets and ARP Studs...
SCT X3 (Quick-Tricks tuning)
S&B Intake
Edge CTS
Full Syn 15w-40
High idle mod
PMM Coolant Filter
Rebuilt FICM with Atlas 40

2006 F-350 XL RC/Flat Bed
EGR Delete
SCT SF3 (stays on tow agg)
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So, is this an EGR delete? Attachment 27982
Yes, that is a EGR delete.

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Perfect! I'm sorry for the basic questions here. Generally, I'm above the average when it comes to mechanical inclination.... But I'm nervous on this truck. I don't want to miss anything important. I really appreciate your help. Since I do have an EGR delete, is there anything else I need to worry about? I mean, do I need to flush anything, or do anything else with the EGR? Thanks a lot! Preston

2005 F-250 Lariat FX4 CC SB
Sinister EGR Delete
Diamond Eye 5" Turbo Back Straight
OEM Gaskets and ARP Studs...
SCT X3 (Quick-Tricks tuning)
S&B Intake
Edge CTS
Full Syn 15w-40
High idle mod
PMM Coolant Filter
Rebuilt FICM with Atlas 40

2006 F-350 XL RC/Flat Bed
EGR Delete
SCT SF3 (stays on tow agg)
FARM TRUCK


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If you're still running Ford Gold Coolant, it is highly advised to flush that out and put in a coolant that will not clog up your oil cooler. Since you don't have an EGR Cooler anymore, that simply means that the EGR Cooler will not be the first point of failure if your oil cooler gets clogged. Instead, the oil cooler itself could fail, either by not cooling your oil sufficiently, or in the worst case, physical failure.

The EGR Cooler leaking is a symptom, not a problem in and of itself. You've prevented the symptom from occuring, but fixing the actual problem is changing the coolant.

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Basic Info for the 6.0 Owner

Properly Flushing a 6.0 Powerstroke

Injector Problems & Solutions

No Power? No Boost? Check/Clean your EGR VALVE!

2006 F350 SWR Lariat
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So, I just need to do a good Coolant Flush? Then refill with the CAT coolant? I really appreciate it y'all!

2005 F-250 Lariat FX4 CC SB
Sinister EGR Delete
Diamond Eye 5" Turbo Back Straight
OEM Gaskets and ARP Studs...
SCT X3 (Quick-Tricks tuning)
S&B Intake
Edge CTS
Full Syn 15w-40
High idle mod
PMM Coolant Filter
Rebuilt FICM with Atlas 40

2006 F-350 XL RC/Flat Bed
EGR Delete
SCT SF3 (stays on tow agg)
FARM TRUCK


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