How should i drive my 6.0 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 Old 07-01-2012, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Daxman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 354
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
How should i drive my 6.0

My truck is a 2006 with the 6.0 and i was just wondering the best way to drive it. I hear people say drive it like you stole it but im always afraid im going to break something. The truck is completely stock, and my commute to work everyday is only about 2 miles there and 2 miles home. Should i be opening this thing up everyday to keep the turbo cleaned out ?
Daxman is offline  
post #2 of 16 Old 07-01-2012, 05:26 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Newellton, LA
Posts: 1,249
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
First of all the 6.0 is not a grocery getter and should not be used that way. Our trucks run on nothing but the batteries for the first few minutes while the glow plugs are on. Unless you have REALLY good batteries this is detrimental to the ficm. You can drive it how ever you please, but they do like to run and not grandpa'd. At least once a week open it up at wot to flex the veins in the Turbo.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using AutoGuide.com App

2012 F250 Lariat CCSB FX4, Gooseneck and 5th wheel prep package, H&S Minimaxx, 5" AFE SS straight pipe, EGR delete with factory EGT sensor, 35" Toyo MT's on stock rims, and Bilstein 5160 shocks.
thomaslord84 is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 07-01-2012, 06:37 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
squirtgun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southwest,Ga
Posts: 569
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Drive it like you stole it

2003 6.0L F250 4x4 Lariat
Fog Light Mod,High Idle Mod,Zoodad,Hose clamp taligate mod,08 rear bumper,Sinister EGR delete,ELC EC-1 coolant,Edge Juice,MKM(Sinister)coolant filter,HFCM drain plug upgrade,diy FICM repair(steady 48.5v now),DIY CCV mod,Torque Pro,Blue spring upgrade,Aluminum radiator,05 headlights,LED foglightd

Wish List/Things to do
Y-pipe,fuel pressure gauge,diy oil bypass(maybe centrifuge),oil pressure gauge
squirtgun is offline  
post #4 of 16 Old 07-01-2012, 06:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

 
Rjstepp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Butte, ND
Posts: 1,132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by squirtgun View Post
Drive it like you stole it

Rick
2003 F350 cclb 6.0l 126,000 miles
SCT X2 running matt's srl
edge insight cs, egt probe
egr delete
Sinister coolant filter
4" turbo back diamond eye exhaust
smoked cab lights and mirror lens
Cut '05 grille and rhino lined bed
Leveled on 35" toyo m/t's
Rjstepp is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 07-01-2012, 06:40 PM
PROUD AMERICAN!!!




 
Rattlesnake18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Posts: 19,772
Thanks: 192
Thanked 520 Times in 439 Posts
Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Quoted: 474 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Run the piss out of it, that's what I do!!


2004 F250 CC Lariat 4x4

Pro Comp leveling kit, 05-07 HD headlights w/ 6k HIDs, Auto Meter gauges, ScanGaugeII, Sinister coolant filter, Blue spring, 6.4 banjo bolts, BPD FICM, BPD billet water pump, BPD VK688 oil cooler kit, S&B CAI, MTW stage 2, Straight piped w/ 6" single mitre stack, SCT w/ Hybrid Panty Dropper from Chris @ TSD, Fumoto block drain valves, ELC, High idle mod

Quote:
Originally Posted by djmaguire View Post
I'm guessing that you didn't lose nearly as much as it appeared. Spills are like that. The last beer that I spilled was like a million ounces.
Rattlesnake18 is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 07-01-2012, 06:43 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 
MWilbur516's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 5,820
Thanks: 81
Thanked 146 Times in 94 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by squirtgun View Post
Drive it like you stole it
This is good advise, but if you only drive it 2 miles before shutting it down everyday, you better drive those 2 miles like a herd of f*cking zombies are chasing you. Constant short trips are extremely detrimental to these engines.

Matt | 2006 F250 XL FX4 6.0L 485RWHP and 968RWlbs-ft
Vision Diesel Performance503-487-6074
http://www.visiondieselperformance.com/
https://www.facebook.com/VisionDieselPerformance
BULLET PROOF DIESEL 1-888-967-6653
TWISTED TRANSMISSION Contact me for a quote on a trans with the best warranty in the business.
MWilbur516 is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 07-01-2012, 08:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Red '97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nunn, Colorado
Posts: 840
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thats not really enough time to even hit operating temp though.... youll break things way faster if you rod it before its warmed up... i wouldnt commute my 7.3 2 miles a day, id probably take my horse if that was my commute haha

-Conner

1997 F-250 Long Bed Extended Cab
--7.3 Powerstroke E40D Auto
--4.10 Rear End
--280,000 Miles

-Napa 6637 DIY CAI
-3 inch DP, 5 inch under truck, 6 inch Mitre!!
-2nd gen Wicked Wheel from Dieselsite
-Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip
Broke College Kid Mod
Now residing in LARAMIE, WY for school at the University of Wyoming! Hit me up if youre around, I'm always down for a hot rodding adventure

"Never cut what you can untie"
--Buckaroo Proverb
Red '97 is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 07-01-2012, 08:22 PM
PROUD AMERICAN!!!




 
Rattlesnake18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Posts: 19,772
Thanks: 192
Thanked 520 Times in 439 Posts
Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Quoted: 474 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red '97 View Post
thats not really enough time to even hit operating temp though.... youll break things way faster if you rod it before its warmed up... i wouldnt commute my 7.3 2 miles a day, id probably take my horse if that was my commute haha
I agree, or you could just walk.


2004 F250 CC Lariat 4x4

Pro Comp leveling kit, 05-07 HD headlights w/ 6k HIDs, Auto Meter gauges, ScanGaugeII, Sinister coolant filter, Blue spring, 6.4 banjo bolts, BPD FICM, BPD billet water pump, BPD VK688 oil cooler kit, S&B CAI, MTW stage 2, Straight piped w/ 6" single mitre stack, SCT w/ Hybrid Panty Dropper from Chris @ TSD, Fumoto block drain valves, ELC, High idle mod

Quote:
Originally Posted by djmaguire View Post
I'm guessing that you didn't lose nearly as much as it appeared. Spills are like that. The last beer that I spilled was like a million ounces.
Rattlesnake18 is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 07-01-2012, 08:36 PM
back to business




 
07OUTLAW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Not AK right now
Posts: 3,561
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Walk or ride a bike the 2 miles to work

Save the truck for longer trips, and AFTER it's at operating temp........ beat the hell out of it!

Duane
2007 - F-250 Lariat OUTLAW
1983 - MERCEDES-BENZ 300D




07OUTLAW is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 07-01-2012, 09:26 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
headviking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oakville
Posts: 274
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Before you drive it like you stole it, make sure the engine is at normal operating temp first.

If your commin, it's over. If your stroken, it's just started.


2007 F250 6.0L PSD Lariat - Dieselsite Coolant Filter - Bilstein Shocks - Blue fuel pressure upgrade spring - Country Duel Steering Stabilizer - Fumoto Oil Drain Valve - HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug Upgrade - ARP studded - Engine Oil (Rotella syth) - Rear Diff. & Front Axle (Royal Purple)
HeadViking
Helpful Links:
6.0 no-start | Check your coolant!
headviking is offline  
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:
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome