Hi fella's. I'm looking to get some security/performance into my 6.0
I don't want to do it bit by piece, I'd rather get it in one bite.
Here's where it's at:
-2006 with ~80,000 miles on the clock
-Just recently began throwing a code, diagnosed as turbo coking. No noticeable drive issues as a result yet.
-Every single thing is stock, mechanically.
-Been a dependable truck, starts good even in -40 Saskatchewan winter.
-Currently getting ~11mpg
-Silicone boots on intake tube are saturated and permeable due to oil so they are a must change.
-Truck is lifted a bit and decked out to my liking so I need no cosmetics.
-Well maintained always ran a good synth oil and changed every 6000km, fuel filters every 2nd oil change.
In order of importance I'm gunning for the following:
I just bought my wife some granite counters so I have a small window of opportunity to invest around $10,000 into my own gear, without the risk of sleeping by myself.
What would you suggest, and in what order of importance if you were looking to accomplish these goals?
Tentatively I've come up with the following list based on research of this site:
-Replace turbocharger (peace of mind more than anything, but if I'm having it pulled apart anyhow I just as well put a new possibly slightly larger unit in)
-If new turbo is larger then larger injectors and fuel system to support it.
-Replace silicone boost boots (current boots permeating oil from intake tube)
-Replace fuel pressure regulator spring with Motorcraft Part # 3C3Z-9T517-AG
-Flush coolant system with distilled water 3-4 times, then run "Restore" for 1-3hrs flush with distilled and "Restore Plus" 1-3 hrs, flush with distilled 3-4 more times.
-Replace oil cooler system
-Replace EGR with a delete kit
-Install Edge CTS for data, SCT X3 for tuning.
-Stock air cleaner
-ARP head studs
-OEM head gaskets
These are just ideas I have from reading the site here. I'm open to any and all ideas from you, just keeping in mind that my number one priority is dependability/longevity. Power is fine only as a side effect of increased fuel mileage.
Thanks for your input, looking forward to the build and hopefully patronizing this sites sponsors.