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Whats the BEST Stuff to use

What is the best engine oil and coolant for the 6.0. Please tell me what you use and if you have had any issues.

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I use Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5w-40 w/Rev X, and Ford Gold Coolant w/coolant filter. Change coolant every 30k. Truck runs like butter.

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Like 1,000,000 threads about this. I use T6 oil and CAT ec-1 elc coolant.

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Rotella T5 in the summertime and T6 in the wintertime. I don't add any additives (fuel or oil) and I'm currently running Zerex G-05 (gold coolant), although I have also run the Zerex ELC. Since I have the BulletProof Diesel oil cooler kit, I don't have any concerns running the gold coolant.

As far as issues, I have had plenty, but for the purposes of your discussion, I don't believe it has been related to the oil that I use, although it could be debated that the gold coolant can take out the factory oil cooler.

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4" MBRP Exhaust
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Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

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Rotella T5 in the summertime and T6 in the wintertime. I don't add any additives (fuel or oil) and I'm currently running Zerex G-05 (gold coolant), although I have also run the Zerex ELC. Since I have the BulletProof Diesel oil cooler kit, I don't have any concerns running the gold coolant.

As far as issues, I have had plenty, but for the purposes of your discussion, I don't believe it has been related to the oil that I use, although it could be debated that the gold coolant can take out the factory oil cooler.
Except it can still clog your oil cooler.

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Except it can still clog your oil cooler.
What can still clog my oil cooler? Like I said, it can be debated that the gold coolant can clog a factory oil cooler, but since I'm running the BulletProof oil cooler system, I don't have coolant cooling my oil cooler, so it can't be clogged by the gold coolant.

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CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

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Firestone RideRite Air Bags
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Except it can still clog your oil cooler.
Funny how ford still uses it isn't it? Don't you think it would be cheaper to switch coolants than to pay out millions in warranty work? There are hundreds of threads claiming that the ford gold clogs oil coolers but i can't seem to find 1 with any evidence. Zero, zilch.

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Funny how ford still uses it isn't it? Don't you think it would be cheaper to switch coolants than to pay out millions in warranty work? There are hundreds of threads claiming that the ford gold clogs oil coolers but i can't seem to find 1 with any evidence. Zero, zilch.
There's plenty of threads with pics of clogged oil coolers, but the evidence is circumstantial at best. The truth is that NOBODY KNOWS what causes the oil coolers to clog. I ran a coolant filter for over 60k miles and still ended up with a clogged oil cooler and busted EGR cooler.

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Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
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Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
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There's plenty of threads with pics of clogged oil coolers, but the evidence is circumstantial at best. The truth is that NOBODY KNOWS what causes the oil coolers to clog. I ran a coolant filter for over 60k miles and still ended up with a clogged oil cooler and busted EGR cooler.
Yup there are but still no evidence that it's the ford gold. Show me some analysis tests that indicate it's the ford gold. You won't find any. No analysis on the goo from the oil cooler itself. How come? Simple, because it's probably not true.

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Yup there are but still no evidence that it's the ford gold. Show me some analysis tests that indicate it's the ford gold. You won't find any. No analysis on the goo from the oil cooler itself. How come?
Not sure, but there are MANY of us that would be interested in the results of that testing. In addition, in order to be statistically significant, we would need a considerable population of "gooey" oil coolers to test. So far, we don't have much to go on other than speculation and a few tests which are inconclusive.

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2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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