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Old 11-24-2011, 11:14 AM
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Hey yall,
New to the forum and just recently got my first Diesel. I bought a 2005 F250 6.0 from a one time owner who says he did all regular maintenance with no problems. The 6.0 is all stock. My truck just turned 140k miles as well. I read on here about making the 6.0 reliable and wanted to know what I should do to it, if any thin at all. According to the previous owner, she is already reliable. Thanks for your input. Here is a few pics of my truck.



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Sweet looking ride. Congrats.
Check out the "basic info" link in my signature line. EVERY 6.0 needs gauges and that link will fill you in why, how and what to watch for.
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Great thanks for pointing me in the right direction...going to read it over now.
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The first link in my signature also is useful reading for the first time owner. If it has 140k miles was the trans fluid changed every 30k? How often has the cooling system been flushed and fresh coolant installed. At 140K it should have been done 2 or 3 times and is about due now. I see a healthy list of mods but no mention of any way to monitor what's going on with the truck like an Edge Insight Monitor, Scangauge II Monitor, Analog gauges, etc. Theses are critical to maintaining the health and well being of a 6.0

So let me say congrats on the new truck, it looks great. And welcome to the org.
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Great info on those links and thanks again. Keep in mind I am not very mechanically inclined so all you guys are vital source of information for me. I am going to start with having them flushing the coolant out and replacing it with Cat EC-1 rated ELC coolant since I don't know for sure if t has been done recently or ever. Do you think I should have them delete the EGR cooler right off the bat? I live in rural north Texas with no smog tests. Also, I guess while they are in there I should have them install a Coolant Filtration System? Second is I'm going to have them install a monitor. I looked at the Insight website as well as the ScanGuageII site. Which model do yall recommend ( CTS, CS, ScanGuageII)vand what else, sensors etc, will I need for the complete set up. I don't need the fanciest set up just one that has the essential monitors mentioned in these write ups. Again sorry to lean so much on yall for info, but I'm not very tech savvy. My only concern is reliability as I really have no desire to make it "go bigger/badder/faster". Thanks again.

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Ok it looks like the CS for me, if yall agree, as it does the same as the CST without the fancy bigger touch screen. Trying to save some coin. lol I see the EAS Pressure Sensor here for CS for $129. Now the EGT has me a bit confused. I see one with a starter kit that is expandable and one that is Non Expandable. Do I need more than one EGT monitoring location? If not then the non expandable is a little cheaper. Is this the way to go If yall think I need the Coolant Filtration System? Thanks again.
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More questions to add to my list. lol Which EGR Delete Kit do yall recommend? Was thinking about the Sinster. Any advise yall can give on this or any of my previous questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Ok it looks like the CS for me, if yall agree, as it does the same as the CST without the fancy bigger touch screen. Trying to save some coin. lol I see the EAS Pressure Sensor here for CS for $129. Now the EGT has me a bit confused. I see one with a starter kit that is expandable and one that is Non Expandable. Do I need more than one EGT monitoring location? If not then the non expandable is a little cheaper. Is this the way to go If yall think I need the Coolant Filtration System? Thanks again.
Here's a quick run through:

1. The starter kit with expandable EGT allows you to use other edge accessories like the turbo timer and pressure sender. If you only buy the non-expandable sensor, you won't be able to add on the other accessories.

2. The pressure sender also requires a separate harness to connect to the EAS wiring harness.

3. The functionality of the CS and CTS is exactly the same except for the following caveats:
a. The CTS has a larger and touch-operated screen
b. The CTS can be used with a backup camera.

4. Coolant filter is best had at Dieselsite.com

5. The Sinister EGR delete is a fine piece and will serve you fine.


As as mentioned earlier, gauges/monitoring system are not optional on these trucks: They're essential. The sooner you get one, the better off you'll be.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:16 AM
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Ok, expandable it is. Thanks again for all the help. Now I just need to find a good, honest mechanic in my area and get all this stuff ordered.

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Here's a quick run through:

1. The starter kit with expandable EGT allows you to use other edge accessories like the turbo timer and pressure sender. If you only buy the non-expandable sensor, you won't be able to add on the other accessories.

2. The pressure sender also requires a separate harness to connect to the EAS wiring harness.

3. The functionality of the CS and CTS is exactly the same except for the following caveats:
a. The CTS has a larger and touch-operated screen
b. The CTS can be used with a backup camera.

4. Coolant filter is best had at Dieselsite.com

5. The Sinister EGR delete is a fine piece and will serve you fine.


As as mentioned earlier, gauges/monitoring system are not optional on these trucks: They're essential. The sooner you get one, the better off you'll be.
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Great info on those links and thanks again. Keep in mind I am not very mechanically inclined so all you guys are vital source of information for me. I am going to start with having them flushing the coolant out and replacing it with Cat EC-1 rated ELC coolant
Keep in mind that the only way to have things done right is to do them yourself.
If you are going to pay someone to do the flush that is recommended to fully clean your cooling system, expect to pay somewhere around $1000 for the flush and the coolant. This flush takes about 8 hours to accomplish and NO garage is going to do it for you...unless you pay, and pay dearly.
You can do it for about 200 bucks, all said and done....and KNOW it was done right....your choice.
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