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Old 08-31-2011, 03:22 PM
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Would you guys mind helping out a new guy?

I just bought this truck a few weeks ago and still trying to find out what all it has/don't have and what I need. Truck is in my sig, early 2004 6.0, Says 2003 on the valve cover.

The guy I got it from gave me this list:
egr delete
ARP head studs and new gaskets
new injectors
high pressure pump
injector control module

but I have my doubts on any of this when a ford tech pointed out the stock head bolts instead of studs. He said that if it had studs, you'd see some of the threads sticking up in the middle of the nut.

Theres no problems with the truck other than an rough idle sometimes when getting off the interstate, but a few quick revs and it will go back to idling normal.

Can you guys look at these pics and tell me anything about the motor? Its super clean for 183k miles and the ford tech also noted the new radiator, FICM, and green coolant.









Pic of truck
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:29 PM
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Nice lookin rig!, sucks it doesn't have studs tho.
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Nice truck. You need to ditch the green coolant and those appear to be head bolts and not studs. As far as figuring out your idling problem, you need to get a diagnostic scanner to be sure, but it sounds like an ICP problem.
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Does this pipe being caped off mean that the EGR cooler has been deleted or what does this piece do?
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To which pipe are you referring? I see the EGR cooler in place there, so I'm assuming that the delete is a sneaky delete where the exhaust passages are welded off inside the cooler.
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To which pipe are you referring? I see the EGR cooler in place there, so I'm assuming that the delete is a sneaky delete where the exhaust passages are welded off inside the cooler.
The little piece with the two allen bolts holding a small cap onto something.

Also, I thought switching to green coolant was better than the Ford Gold stuff?
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That is the top of the oil cooler where the coolant exits and is fed into the EGR cooler via that blue hose.
The green coolant will NOT protect your engine. Get it out of there ASAP
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There are 2 links in my signature line that should interest you. One being the "basic info" link which will give you info that you really need to know as a 6.0 owner.
The second is the flushing link. Within that document, you can just disregard the "reverse flushing" part of it, since that part was written for a completely different set of circumstances.

Nice looking rig
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That's the oil cooler cover. And the green coolant doesn't provide adequate protection against cavitation. The gold is MUCH better than the green, but it can still break down based on heat and over time, which will clog the stock oil cooler. The recommendation of most on the forums is to use a Cat EC-1 rated Extended Life Coolant, which is red in color.
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The first pic is a full delete, the yellow "x" is the delete tubing. The second pic is just another way to stop exhaust from entering the EGR cooler, it caps off the cooler and then you use a EGR delete up pipe. If the prior owner welded the EGR cooler shut, you really won't know until you pull it off.


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