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Old 06-16-2012, 09:11 AM
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06 6.0 question

Recently bought an all stock 06 6.0 with 95k miles. Hoping no need for studs and all yet.

Got a friend who bought an 06 6.0 with 84k on it and spent right at 10k within 5k miles of purchase on bulletproofing because the gaskets failed.

Service mgr at the dealer told him that all could be prevented had Ford used a different coolant reservoir cap. Is there any truth to this? I'm new to powerstrokes and electronic controlled diesel's in all. I'm pretty familiar with mechanical diesels.

The same guy told him to check the coolant levels hot and cold. So I decides to look at mine...and at normal operating temp the coolant was right at the minimum line..maybe just a hair over.

Does any of this sound reasonable? Does something as simple as a cap have the ability to cause these issues

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Old 06-16-2012, 09:26 AM
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Ford and Navistar aren't suing each other over a degas bottle cap. The system will fail at over 16psi in the coolant. When you think of how big of an area 16psi is covering... It's quite a bit of pressure. The added stress will blow the EGR cooler or the head gaskets and sometimes both.
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Would it be worth having my truck pressure tested?

And having the coolant system flushed?
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Would it be worth having my truck pressure tested?

And having the coolant system flushed?
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Read up on the stickies, buy a monitoring solution now. Welcome.

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I'm going to post the thread I have on all the 6.0L shortfalls, symptoms and solutions.
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.

First thing is to get a monitor in the truck and get a starting point for where you are:
ECT/EOT Delta - determine the health of your oil cooler.
FICM Voltage - determine its health and prevent injector failure.

The monitor is the only modification every 6.0L owner needs first and foremost. Everything else can be done as the need arises.

Let us know if you have questions.
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You can also take a look at the first link in my sig for some good information. The Service Mgr you mentioned is an idiot. Following most Ford dealership recommendations will cost you dearly. Find a decent performance shop the specializes in Fords or better yet learn to do your own work.
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yes working on these trucks isnt as hard as you might think
its only time consumming
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Side effect of disconnecting EGR valve

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You can also take a look at the first link in my sig for some good information. The Service Mgr you mentioned is an idiot. Following most Ford dealership recommendations will cost you dearly. Find a decent performance shop the specializes in Fords or better yet learn to do your own work.
I was leaning towards this....

This same svc mgr told him they made an updated cap to eliminate the puking under higher boost. Saud it wasn't available for sale at the parts counter though...lol

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I agree that monitoring is most important I have edge insight cts with Pyro and fuel pressure love it. I just made several preventive mods to my 2006 51000 miles bought new got most all information here and a few from local mechanic did all work myself. This is a great site knowledgable people with good information. I would ask here before doing anything advised at a dealer just my opinion. Thanks again to those who gave me advice.
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