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Hey guys I'm about to get my first truck in 2 weeks and its going to be a 2007 F250. I know these trucks are notorious for problems with blown head gaskets but I was wondering if I did the egr delete would that be enough or is there anything else I could do to keep a healthy truck? Thanks!
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First thing you need to do is find out the health of the motor and that takes gauges.
You need to get the Edge Insight CTS a great tool, get the expandable probe so if you want to add more to it down the line
Edge Inisight CTS
Lot of guys get the ScanGaugeII to me not as good as the Edge because you can not use the pyro a must if you pull
ScanGauge - Trip Computer + Digitial Gauges + ScanTools
you may have a truck with low deltas and nothing to worry about.
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Dang 2stroker!! You beat me to it!!LOL!

Here is some more info for you, you have 2 weeks to read alot of info.
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

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Thanks man I actually already had my edge on pre order but I also have a 5 inch Turbo back exhaust on order too. When I get the edge mounted what should I look for in order to know is something is wrong, or will it just stand out?
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Thanks man I actually already had my edge on pre order but I also have a 5 inch Turbo back exhaust on order too. When I get the edge mounted what should I look for in order to know is something is wrong, or will it just stand out?
There are 2 things you MUST check ECT-EOT max is 15* doing 60 on flat ground after about 2-3min then take your readings i think 10* spread your cooler are getting plugged then volts and other stuff.
This may help


To help understand the symbols

Engine Oil Temperature (EOT)
Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT)
Fuel Pressure (FP)
Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT)
Transmission Fluid Temperature (TFT)

EOT/ECT will let you observe indirectly the condition of your oil cooler (you want these values to remain within 15 degrees of each other)
FP so you can protect your fuel injectors (stay between 45 and 70 psi) under 45lbs you are killing your injectors
EGT to stay below 1350 degrees F so you don't melt metal components
TFT so you don't overheat....
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also you should monitor the FICM voltage before you buy it as those get expensive quick

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Thanks for all the help guys! I'm real glad I'm part of it now!
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http://www.alligatorperformance.com/...ts-p-6292.html would this be one of the solutions to preventing a blown head gasket?
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Congrats and welcome to the club. Do yourself, and us, a big favor and read through the forum.

Read and use the search function. Tons of great info here.

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