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Old 11-09-2011, 08:26 PM
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newby that needs advice and powerstroke knowledge

Hey everyone im new to the site and soon to be a first time ford owner. I have had chevys all my life but now its go big or go home, im a contractor and plow snow in the winter I need power and dependability. I need some advice on a truck im about to purchase from my step father. It is a 2006 f250 with the problem child 6.0 in it yet I've heard there are ways to make the motor pretty much as true if not better than the old 7.3. I was told if I put an egr delete kit,cool air intake,mbrp turbo back 4" exhaust,and a arp. Stud kit in, with the power pup chip that is already in the truck that I will be taking care of most of the issuesand will be in the area of 20mpg. Is this a true statement or have I been told wrong. Im not here to build a racer I want to have a good work horse since I pull large loads but I want it to be a dependable long life vehicle. Any input or suggestions. Would be great. I was also told that keeping up on regular maintenance will be keep the motor in tip top shape with no worries as any vehicle would lol
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:49 PM
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How many miles does it have? Ditch the intake idea, you cant beat the factory intake, they say its good for up to 500+ hp. I'd start with the egr delete, replace the oil cooler then do a coolant filter. If your up for it do the Head studs they're a good idea. Tuner wise most will tell you not to go with anything except an sct x3 with some custom tunes on it, as for 20mpg, good luck, you can get it if you drive like a g-ma but avg. no...
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:52 PM
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You don't need the CAI, do the oil cooler and EGR delete/ studs at the same time, get an edge insight cts/ sct x3, combo for monitor/ tune, and go down a hill doing 60, and put it in neutral... Your cts. Instant mpg will read 99, other than that, expect 16
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I would wait on the studs unless the factory bolts are shot. That is a huge chunk of change unless you want over 420hp.

For sure with the egr delete and cts/x3 combo. Do a coolant flush and replace with extended life coolant(ELC) with caterpillar's EC-1 rating. Unless the oil cooler is clogged, run that until the oil and coolant temperature difference is 15* or more, then replace the oil cooler. And put a coolant filter on as well.

And do the blue spring for the fuel pressure regulator and the 6.4 banjo bolts for the heads. Other than that, general maintenance and she'll be good to go.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:28 PM
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Welcome to the Org!!!

Read this link to get you started.
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

This next link will let you get familiar with parts and locations.
http://www.forddoctorsdts.com/articl...eTableBook.pdf

And this link gets into more detail on "bulletproofing".
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.

The first thing that should be done is, find a way or buy a gauge/monitor solution to check your ECT/EOT delta.
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How many miles does it have? Ditch the intake idea, you cant beat the factory intake, they say its good for up to 500+ hp. I'd start with the egr delete, replace the oil cooler then do a coolant filter. If your up for it do the Head studs they're a good idea. Tuner wise most will tell you not to go with anything except an sct x3 with some custom tunes on it, as for 20mpg, good luck, you can get it if you drive like a g-ma but avg. no...
It will have120,000-130,000 on it when I purchase it this spring.
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The edge insight that is just a monitor correct? And how hard is to install is it as easy as plugging in or do I have to add sensors myself for the unit. My father inlaw is talking me into a module from doctor performance which he knows and has done alot of business w and has had great luck, instead of a programmer is this a wise decision or not?
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The edge insight that is just a monitor correct? And how hard is to install is it as easy as plugging in or do I have to add sensors myself for the unit. My father inlaw is talking me into a module from doctor performance which he knows and has done alot of business w and has had great luck, instead of a programmer is this a wise decision or not?
The Edge Insight CS/CTS is just a monitor, and it's plug and play. Now if you want to read EGT and fuel psi, then you will have to add the EGT probe to the exhaust manifold, and Fuel psi sending unit in the test port.

For a programmer, and the 6.0, SCT with custom tune is the way to go. If he doesn't believe you, have him search any 6.0 diesel forum for this info.

The only other programmer I would suggest for the 6.0 would be from Power Hungry Performance, it's the Gryphon.
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Thanks for everyones input, i was surprised to hear you say not to change the intake im new to fords and looking forward to owning my firstlife dieselJ
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