Stock 6.0 31k miles - First step to protect it? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-11-2012, 12:00 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question Stock 6.0 31k miles - First step to protect it?

Hi Everyone,

I just bought my first diesel pickup two days ago so forgive me if I am clueless. I bought a 2003 6.0L with 31k miles and everything looks to be completely stock.

What should my first course of action be to protect this truck from all the issues related to the 6.0 powerstroke??

Any help is much appreciated, I thank you in advance.

CougFan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-11-2012, 12:08 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The servicing is a must, filters, oil, coolant.

I'd get a coolant filter on it asap, and switch to a synthetic or synthetic blend oil. Its some peoples opinions to use elc coolant and flush out the stock gold coolant.

Read lots on this forum you will get the drift on whats needed.

A good monitoring tool like scanguage II or a set of guages will help monitor problems before they are catastrophic.

Diesels are tough engines but they need to serviced regularly. skimping on oil changes and filters will cost you a lot more in the long run.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 05-11-2012, 12:11 PM
The Silent Service

 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,209
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
First step, is a monitoring setup like the Edge Insight CS/CTS. It will tell you 90% of what you need to know is going on under the hood, and can be expanded to cover the rest.
Next is the coolant filter system, for example from Dieselsite.

Good Luck with the new 6.0L. If you have any questions ask.
If you are looking to get the most out of that truck, I suggest reading the following:
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 05-11-2012, 01:20 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I agree with above posts and add to use only racor made oil and fuel filters (racor, international and motorcraft brands). When you get your gauges, check the difference between the oil and water temperature. It should not be greater than 15 degrees at operating temp and at highway speed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 05-11-2012, 01:28 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,186
Thanks: 1
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
31,000 miles on Her? Wow, wasn't driven much was it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 05-11-2012, 02:13 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 845
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Coolant filter.
Edge cs or cst. (Monitoring device just like having gauges)

-Fuel pressure, FICM volts, EOT, ECT, TT, Boost, EGTs are good pids to monitor.

Run a ELC coolant, color is usually red. If you have green coolant I would search for a flush procedure.

Then the more expensive yet very important mods.
EGR delete
ARP Studs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors