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Old 11-22-2011, 09:17 AM
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Traded my 7.3 for a 6.0 have some questions

Hello all. Ive been a 7.3 owner for the past few years and am now a 6.0 owner. The truck is an 04 98k miles auto bone stock. The truck is strong no signs of the typical dreaded 6.0 problems. The first thing I want to do is monitor the thing. The edge insight cts looks pretty slick being all in one but does it monitor everything like boost, egt, fuel press, trans temp, ect? I dont want a bunch of gauges if I dont have to but worse would be spending the money on the edge then having to add gauges.

She is losing the kitty and muffler this week and hopefully a full chemical coolant flush with that fancy CAT coolant you all are raving about.. If I have a full free day. Any suggestions are greatly apriciated. Thanks! and heres some pics because I know someone will ask..

And since someone else will ask too, it must have been due for alot when traded in, last friday at the dealer it got all new ball joints, tie rod ends, stabalizer links, alignment, all pads and rotors, 4 new tires, 2 motorcraft batteries, oil change, air filter, and new wiper blades. even after all thet i got it for 17k out the door.





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Old 11-22-2011, 12:44 PM
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When the time comes for your next oil change I would switch to a 5W-40 synthetic a lot of people use Rotella T6, or something similar. Besides that looks like you are on the right track, enjoy the new truck!
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:51 PM
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CTS is capable of monitoring all of the above with the EAS EGT probe and the fuel pressure kit.
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thanks. i think the edge might be the way to go.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:23 AM
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Ive had mine over a year now. Love it.
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I have another questions, being that basically everything on my front end is new, I have this werid sound when I go over bumps and rail crossings. The best way to discribe it is like someone with a tac hammer lightly taping on my floor when i go over a bump. I want to say ball joint but they are all new. maybe a wheel bearing?
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I have another questions, being that basically everything on my front end is new, I have this werid sound when I go over bumps and rail crossings. The best way to discribe it is like someone with a tac hammer lightly taping on my floor when i go over a bump. I want to say ball joint but they are all new. maybe a wheel bearing?
Check your sway bar bushings and drop links. Also check your carrier bearing.
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Don't know what Area your in but here 17k is on the high side. I do like the look of the 99-04s. My uncle just got a 06 reg cab long bed with 105k for 14k. He's a hardcore 7.3 guy I told him about the scan gauge and the coolant and the temps are about 7 degrees apart and the power and fuel economy are much better.

Being from oh And having the front end done I would say it was probably a plow truck
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Don't know what Area your in but here 17k is on the high side. I do like the look of the 99-04s. My uncle just got a 06 reg cab long bed with 105k for 14k. He's a hardcore 7.3 guy I told him about the scan gauge and the coolant and the temps are about 7 degrees apart and the power and fuel economy are much better.

Being from oh And having the front end done I would say it was probably a plow truck
Prices here are much higher. I've been in the market for a while and this is a 20-23k truck in this area. There are no signs of a plow on this truck in fact I could probably guarantee it, plow mounts are obvious plus it would be all beat and rusted if it was a plow truck. Plus you make no sense by thinking it needed front end work because it had a plow. It's a 100k mile truck everybody knows ball joints on these trucks are only good for 50-70k miles.
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Not my cup of Joe, but its nice. 17K is about regular price. I can get a 08 6.4 superduty for 12k (XL model) plus i dont like the shortie short- trucks.

but enjoy it, and take care of it!
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