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New to us 6.0 Excursion

So we just got the wifey a 2004 Excursion with the 6.0. It has 103K miles on the clock. Im wondering what we need to check on the thing to keep it reliable. We arent putting a tuner or anything on it. Im new to the powerstroke, I have a cummins. I just want to have the thing be reliable. It has a pyro, tranny, and boost guage. Any other guages to run? should I replace to oil cooler and egr stuff just to be safe? What should I fix to make this thing last another 100K miles?

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You need to get something to monitor ECT and EOT difference. Something like the Edge Insight CS or CTS. You want the temp. difference to be 15 degrees or less. Do a complete cooling system flush with Restore and Restore+ and refill the cooling system with an ELC coolant with an EC-1 rating. Install a coolant filter. Be prepared to replace the oil cooler after the flush if the ECT and EOT temp. difference gets above 15*. Flushing the system sometimes causes the oil cooler to become restricted. Would also switch the oil from a 15w40 to a 5w40 synthetic. I use Rotella T6 5w40. Only use Motor Craft or Racor oil and fuel filters and keep the stock intake.

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What you need to do:
1. Gauges - EGT, EOT, ECT, Trans temp most important
2. Coolant flush change over to ELC coolant
3. Coolant filter
4. Check your FICM volts
5. Ditch your EGR cooler

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THanks for the responses, I have been reading the threads/stickies, I Just wasnt sure where to start!!! Im not new to diesels im just new to the powerstroke and the 6.0.. Looks like once the weather hear warms up I will be doing the coolant flush and replacing the oil cooler.. We have the autometer gauges for boost, pyro, tranny, but it sounds like we might have to go to an CTS so we can monitor more stuff.

So since the Excursion is brand new to us what would the first thing to do, flush the coolant and change to the rotella T6 5w 40? Then do the oil cooler and add the CTS?

MINE 03 toyota tacoma 4x4, some total chaos stuff and other bolt ons, 17" of travel all the way around
WORK 05 F450 with a Century Auto grip wheel lift. Great REPO truck. EGR Delete, livewire tuning, 270K miles and going strong.
WORK2011 F550 flatbed, stock for now 55k Miles( gone thing was a POS)
WORK 08 RAM 5500, Snatch Truck, Few goodies to push 450 hp and actually get 17 mpg on the hwy
WORK 01 F550 4x4, jerrdan HPL35 wrecker bed, 278K, stock
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THanks for the responses, I have been reading the threads/stickies, I Just wasnt sure where to start!!! Im not new to diesels im just new to the powerstroke and the 6.0.. Looks like once the weather hear warms up I will be doing the coolant flush and replacing the oil cooler.. We have the autometer gauges for boost, pyro, tranny, but it sounds like we might have to go to an CTS so we can monitor more stuff.

So since the Excursion is brand new to us what would the first thing to do, flush the coolant and change to the rotella T6 5w 40? Then do the oil cooler and add the CTS?
Stay with Motorcraft filters, or Racor. Don't use the other after market filters.

Change all of them so you know the previous owner hasn't done the wrong thing.

Check the prices on this link for filters. Might even look here for your cummins.

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Do the CTS before oil cooler. Then you know where you stand on things.
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Awesome, thanks guys!!! I feel like a D-bag not being able to search the forum but im on my phone and its being a pain... Ill be home tomorrow so I can search away, but again thanks for all the help!!!

MINE 03 toyota tacoma 4x4, some total chaos stuff and other bolt ons, 17" of travel all the way around
WORK 05 F450 with a Century Auto grip wheel lift. Great REPO truck. EGR Delete, livewire tuning, 270K miles and going strong.
WORK2011 F550 flatbed, stock for now 55k Miles( gone thing was a POS)
WORK 08 RAM 5500, Snatch Truck, Few goodies to push 450 hp and actually get 17 mpg on the hwy
WORK 01 F550 4x4, jerrdan HPL35 wrecker bed, 278K, stock
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Awesome, thanks guys!!! I feel like a D-bag not being able to search the forum but im on my phone and its being a pain... Ill be home tomorrow so I can search away, but again thanks for all the help!!!
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ok so I got a question, I went to the dealership and got the oasis report. The only thing it shows is a recall for an oil leak back in 2006. Other than that there is nothing on it. So my question is, is that a good thing that the oasis doesnt have alot work or is it bad?

MINE 03 toyota tacoma 4x4, some total chaos stuff and other bolt ons, 17" of travel all the way around
WORK 05 F450 with a Century Auto grip wheel lift. Great REPO truck. EGR Delete, livewire tuning, 270K miles and going strong.
WORK2011 F550 flatbed, stock for now 55k Miles( gone thing was a POS)
WORK 08 RAM 5500, Snatch Truck, Few goodies to push 450 hp and actually get 17 mpg on the hwy
WORK 01 F550 4x4, jerrdan HPL35 wrecker bed, 278K, stock
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Glad my iPhone doesn't add that "sent from..." crap on the end my replies it would bug the heck out of me!

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