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Old 07-01-2012, 06:20 PM
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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 ?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:26 PM
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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.

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Old 07-01-2012, 07:37 PM
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Drive it like you stole it
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:40 PM
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Run the piss out of it, that's what I do!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:43 PM
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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.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:16 PM
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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
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:22 PM
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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.
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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!
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Before you drive it like you stole it, make sure the engine is at normal operating temp first.
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