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Old 02-16-2012, 05:50 PM
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First,

Second, when you say "temp" what exactly are you referring to? You really should have an ECT and EOT gauge. Most people like the digital ones for this such as the Scangauge II or the Edge CTS.

Third, coolant filters are always a great idea on these trucks. While you are at it you could go ahead and flush out the old coolant and replace it with the CAT EC-1 rated coolant. Its red in color. However, don't do this until you know your ECT and EOT numbers. If you flush it with Restore and Restore +, like you should when changing coolant types, then you risk clogging a perfectly good oil cooler. **IF you don't change the coolant I would still get the coolant filter. PMM makes a good one and so does Sinister. I personally prefer PMM.**

There a lot of other things you could do (i.e. CCV mod, blue spring upgrade, Zoodad, ect.). It really depends on how deep your pockets are.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:53 PM
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Hey guys I'm new here and got an 05 F350 PSD ex. cab. I've already done a full egr delete w/ down tube. 4" Diamond Eye exhaust turbo back cat delete. Innovative 3015 by SCT. Running street tune. EGT gauge, boost, temp. I would like some suggestions of other mods to make this thing reliable. Love the truck and it's a ton of fun to drive. Don't pull anything it's just a driver. Appreciate the advice.
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Upgrade sct fitting on oil pump if you have a true 05+ engine (could leave you starnded)
Update FUEL pressure regulator spring (kills your injectors)

these are the two biggest things
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What's the sct fitting? And where would I get one?
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Thank u for the welcome. My temp gauge is a coolant temp. What is this Zoodad mod? Hear a lot about it but still don't comprehend. Appreciate the help!
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its a ford part
just so you can see what the kit looks like
Ford 6.0 STC HPOP Fitting Update Kit
but I think Tascaparts.com has it the cheapest
alos when you take your oil pump cover off you wanna check to see if its already been upgraded

Paramedic Saves 6.0L
check this out, at about 3/4 of the page down there is a pic of the origional stc fitting.
you will see like a big ring around it rather then just a straight shot like in the new kit
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Appreciate the advice! I'll check with the local ford dealer to get this done.
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they'll charge you an arm and a leg. I've done it once and it wasn't too bad but I am a mechanic by trade.
Also what are your EOT and ECT temp differences, should be less than 15* and cursing speeds
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Just gonna get the parts Ive got a friend that owns a shop that will install for me. I don't have a eot gauge yet. Just coolant temp. Gonna get ASAP tho.
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