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Old 02-26-2012, 06:49 AM
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New to 6.0L Diesel

I just purchased a 2007 6.0L that appears to have been babied. It has 44k miles on it, the bed has no scratches and the receiver has never seen a drawbar. From what I can tell it's bonestock with no chips. I'm certain there is tons of information about the 6.0 here but I'm looking to determine what issues should I look for right away and how to diagnose if there is a problem. I heard about the oil cooler and EGR issues the 6.0 is prone to but not sure hwo to determine if there is a problem.

I'm familiar with diesel engines but the older 6.9 and 7.3 IDI engines are my knowledge base...these turbocharged engines are a new beast for me. I will say I left the truck behind at the dealer to explore a drip of something I saw on the transmission bell housing. Has me a little concerned but hoping the powertrain warranty covers it. Everything else seemed to be rock solid and clean.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:17 AM
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Welcome to the org. First off you need to buy an edge insight cts and start monitoring your temps and volts. That will tell you were to go next and what meeds to be worked on. Take some time amd read through the stickies.
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Do a search for "PGreenSVT". He's a member on here with some good links in his signature for the basics and new 6.0 owner.
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After reading some things and watching some videos...I'm a little freaked about the EGR and Oil cooler problems. While I haven't driven this truck for more than 15 miles yet, I like to be proactive in my maintenance b/c this truck will be around for 10-15 years. If everything seems to be ok, should I go ahead and just do a coolant flush to be on the safe side? What coolant should I use?
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:25 AM
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I would recommend you get yourself a monitor first and foremost. Edge CTS seems to be the most popular around here. You need to watch your EOT and ECT. This will tell you what your oil cooler is doing and/or not doing. If everything checks out, do a coolant flush. There are plenty of threads on the proper procedure on here. You want to use an ELC coolant, aka Extended Life Coolant. Brands include Caterpillar, Delo, ect. And, you want to make sure its "EC-1" rated. Throw a coolant filter on and you have a pretty good start on keeping your 6.0 happy.
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Welcome to the org. First off you need to buy an edge insight cts and start monitoring your temps and volts. That will tell you were to go next and what meeds to be worked on. Take some time amd read through the stickies.
do this!!!!
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:38 AM
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Simpleton question....What does EOT and ECT stand for?
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engine oil temp

engine coolant temp
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:46 AM
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Simpleton question....What does EOT and ECT stand for?
If these 2 temps are more than 10 degs off from each other, you are on your way to trouble.
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