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post #1 of 23 Old 05-21-2012, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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beating a dead horse...6.0L question

sorry for the newbie question but i am just curious...i am looking at getting another excursion. i used to have a 7.3L and got rid of it...not sure why, but now i am looking at a 04 w/ 174,xxx on it for a pretty good price. i'm wondering if its been that long and seems to have no known issues, is it required to do all the bullet proofing, or how do you think the truck has made it that long with out all the adds/deletes and fixes? all i want to do is put an exhaust on it and listen to it roll, no chips or any of the junk. i just want a big reliable ride for me and my family to travel in...that has a bad a$$ sound too!

thanks and sorry to beat the dead horse and ask a silly question but all i read/see is you MUST do this or that...but is it REALLY needed?

02' 7.3L "X" - RIP old friend...wish i had you back!
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Take a look at the following thread:
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.

I dedicated that thread to solving the issues with the 6.0L, and not focus on the performance mods. If you have any further questions, let me know.
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I'm looking at a 6.0L too and colo_dually's write up really helped.

Does the coolant flush do much to clean the oil and EGR coolers?

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The coolant flush will push the debris that's in the system into the oil cooler, that's the bottleneck where the coolant gets blocked. There are some who will try to back flush the oil cooler afterwards, but you won't gain anything. When your deltas tell you its time to rebuild the oil cooler, then do your flush rebuild everything and swap coolants. Not the cheapest way to do it, but it gets the whole core issue of the 6.0L taken care of at one time.

When you rebuild/replace your oil cooler, and still running the stock EGR cooler, replace the EGR cooler while your in there. A better option is to solve the EGR cooler with a delete, block, or upgraded unit from Bullet Proof Diesel.
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If ur not wanting to spend a lot I'd delete the egr and replace the oil cooler with a 6.4 cooler I wouldn't do head studs or anything like that if it's just stock there's always a chance of the bolts stretching even on a stock truck but its expensive and I would wait and see if it happens or not but that's just me. If ur gonna tune the truck be ready to stud it though. The egr and oil cooler r the main things I would replace then u should be ok and it will eleminate the main concerns that lead to bad problems.
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If ur not wanting to spend a lot I'd delete the egr and replace the oil cooler with a 6.4 cooler I wouldn't do head studs or anything like that if it's just stock there's always a chance of the bolts stretching even on a stock truck but its expensive and I would wait and see if it happens or not but that's just me. If ur gonna tune the truck be ready to stud it though. The egr and oil cooler r the main things I would replace then u should be ok and it will eleminate the main concerns that lead to bad problems.
I've never heard of replacing the 6.0L oil cooler with one from a 6.4L. Do you have any information on what's involved, and positive gains?
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My friends 04 had his egr go and his oil cooler was shot so he put on the bulletproof egr cooler and was asked about the bulletproof oil cooler but the shop said the 6.4 coolers were better so they put that on. It might have been the 6.7 cooler I can't remember exactly which one I'll ask him tomorrow. It was cheaper than the bulletproof cooler too. Basically what they did with 6.4 is try to fix the problems of the 6.0 so I can see the logic but the bulletproof is a great cooler too. Who knows I could be wrong but he went to a shop that specializes in powerstrokes so they should know there stuff.
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There is nohing wong w/ the OEM 6.0L oil cooler - as long as you take care of the coolant.

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Ya but it gets clogged easier because the openings r so narrow
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brogers i think your friend got lied to on that 6.4 or 6.7 oil cooler upgrade because if it was true it would be all over this site and this is the first i have ever heard of it

2007 F250 king ranch 6.0 powerstroke
SCT w/ custom tunes from innovative
5" mbrp exhaust
Studded and EGR Deleted

FINALLY SOLD!!!!
on to the next toy
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