I just wanted to start this thread to boast about the 6.0L since I feel it deserves it. Before I bought this truck I had the option between a 2008 6.4 or this 2006 6.0l. I ended up choosing the 6.0l after talking to some people who had one and loved it, also because I liked the body style better. After buying the truck online with only an oasis check on it, which came back totally clean and no major work, I began to read about all the 6.0l problems. I am very picky about maintainence so right after buying the truck I took it to a ford dealership that I previously worked at and had them replace fuel filters, oil, oil filters, and as learned from here the upgraded fuel spring. Also the only thing they could find wrong with it was a bad o ring on the cam shaft sensor and the power steering pump was leaking. All this was fixed on the spot.
From buying the truck with 47,000 miles on it in last may I now have 71,500 miles. I did 3 trips from Maryland to Florida and back within the first 3 months of owning the truck. 2 of the trips there and back I was towing a 10,000 lbs boat. Also since buying the truck I have done a whole list of mods which are listed in my sig. Before every mod I do, I always do the most research I can to find the best possible option. And so far I have been happy with every mod.
Through this nearly 25,000 miles, the truck has run flawlessly, in fact I have not had a single known 6.0l problem. However since I am big on maintainence and bulletproofing I went ahead and had the heads pulled checked new oem head gaskets, arp studs, stc fitting, updated dummy plugs and stand pipes, and egr delete. 400 miles of driving after this big job I brought the truck back to the mechanic to look it over and make sure everythigns running right. He checked the oil and couldnt believe it but the oil looked as good as new after 400 miles. He said hes never seen a diesel with oil this clean after that many miles. And everything else looked great.
Now I am running a race tune with the truck and honestly wouldn't want any other vehicle right now. I wouldn't even take a 6.7 if someone offered it to me. With all the mods I have done to the truck, I have everything set up the way I like. Theres only a few things I want to add to my list and thats 35" tires, light bar with 2 low and 2 high beam lights, more amber running lights, and possibly air bags in the back. I want to get most of this done before winter because when it snows I will be out all day and night towing people out of ditches. Last year with my tahoe I pulled out 16 cars including one cop car. One person offered money to me, the others just said thanks and took off.
Last but not least me and my dad are purchasing a new boat which I will be towing up next May to MD from FL and I am dying to test out the new tunes with 12,000 lbs behind me.
This is my Ipad mounted on a flexible mount which can be moved swiveld and placed jsut about anywhere up front. I fins it easiest to use where it is in the picture. But its the biggest GPS screen around and has plenty of music on it
This was a custom built steering wheel with wood to match the dash since the king ranch leather was falling apart and got sticky when it was humid
My guage setup which are small and hidden since I don't like the pillar guages very much and would rather have a handle there. The small guage is an EGT guage.
The new boat. This isn't a picture of our sinces its not done yet but same color scheme. Its a 32ft Intrepid with twin 300 Mercurys