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Old 02-21-2012, 05:48 PM
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New to me 07 6.0L, need some advice

Hi guys, I recently bought an 07 f250 cc sb 2wd, lariat, grey/grey. It has only 43k miles on it, and Im the fourth owner. I read the thread "Every 6.0 owner should know this" or something like that, and I feel much better about owning this truck now.

I picked up Motorcraft oil, and a motorcraft filter, and am locating some Cat EC1 coolant. Where do I get the Restore/restore + and is it absolutely necessary to use it when flushing the ford coolant out?

Ive done the zoodad mod, and made a little screen to cover the hole to keep bugs out, which was a big deal on my 02 7.3L truck. Are there any mods, that are cheap, and easy for the driveway mechanic that can help the truck with mpg? Im averaging 16.7mpg/city and 20-22mpg hwy running 70-65mph.

I read something about a coolant filter system. Is it necessary if i switch over to the Cat ec1 coolant? If so, where can I get it at?

Im pretty sure with the truck having low miles, there arent any issues with the EGR or the oil cooler being clogged.

Is there any suggestions anyone can make to help me make sure the truck lasts me lets say, 15 years? I don't need a programmer with a race tune, I have a race car. The truck is 2wd, so it wont see off road play. Its mostly a daily driver, and on occassion a tow pig.

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Get gauges. Very important in a 6.0. The coolant filter I have I got it from sinister diesel.
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I suggest getting the coolant filter from PMM.
Their kit does not require cutting of the factory hoses.
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Just because it's got low mileage, doesn't mean that the oil cooler is OK. Your playing Russian Roulette!!
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Your playing Russian Roulette!!
except you die every time
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Is there a way to see if the cooler is clogged without a scan gauge? How easy is it to remove, and possibly flush it out?
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Is there a way to see if the cooler is clogged without a scan gauge? How easy is it to remove, and possibly flush it out?
Nope, your gonna need a monitor solution. The oil cooler sits in the middle of the engine valley under your oil filter.

Nobody has had great success with removing the old one and flushing till unclogged, the passages are very small, and if your gonna go thru the trouble of removing the old, you might as well spend for a new cooler.
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I suggest getting the coolant filter from PMM.
Their kit does not require cutting of the factory hoses.
oooo i like the look of this one, looks built better...
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I love the edge insight cts units they are a bit highter than the scanguages
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Ordered that coolant filter kit from PMM. It looked the nicest, and it was on sale for $125 with free shipping with UPS ground.

So I read another thread and a guy on there is using the Torque app to monitor his truck with a bluetooth obd connector. Im going to see about getting one of those connectors and download the app on my droid to see the oil temperature.

As far as gauges for monitor go, I do want the pyro gauge for EGT, the factory cluster has a boost gauge, and I dont forsee the engines turbo making more than 25psi now, that gauge is good enough.
So that leaves trans temp, and pyro gauges. Since the pods usually come in 3's, is there another gauge I should look into buying?
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