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Old 05-20-2012, 12:59 PM
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should i buy a 6.0?

i have a 2005 excursion that has 80k and all the options i want but im scared of all the stories about the 6.0 . is it guaranteed to fail? and if it does can it be fixed my me ? i have skills and a shop but no diesel exp?what should i expect.
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I have an '05 Excursion and have had zero issues except having to replace one injector which was my fault due to running low on fuel. Do a EGR delete, blue spring (fuel pressure regulator), use synthetic oil, change to a CAT ELC type coolant after a chemical flush and you'll have a very reliable truck. Basically educate yourself on the 6.0

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:19 PM
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is there a test you can perform to check the cooler is leaking ? or about to fail?
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So assuming your not you have not seen your truck spewing white smoke. One way is to pull the EGR valve and see if it's wet. I found the easiest way to get those stubborn things out is to take a 2X4 and put the end on the top of the firewall then using a length of heavy wire looped thru the EGR valve hold down tabs and over the 2X4, then lift. It'll pop right out (you'll need to rotate the EGR valve a little to get the wire thru the bolt holes). You need to get yourself something to read the engine oil temperature and the coolant temperature. Anything over 15 degrees difference is an indication your oil cooler is plugging up which reduces the coolant flow thru the EGR cooler which will fail due to coolant flashing into steam.

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