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Old 07-09-2012, 07:56 AM
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6.0 next upgrade?

2003 6.0 king ranch

Following mods- sct chip (waiting for a custom tune) cold air intake , mbrp 4inch exhaust 5inch tip

Following fixes- new egr cooler, new high pressure oil pump

What should I do next? I've heard get the edge cts which I'm about to
Order but then what? Also what's a good
Place to get these custom tunes? And any other advice is welcome... On the oilfield so I have extra cash to send
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:33 PM
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talk to gearhead automotive and get there srl tune. Its a great tune for non studded trucks. Your post catches alot of businesses in the aspect of a money maker.. Just do the basics, edge insight cs monitor, sct with a custom tune and only custom tune because the canned tunes on programmers suck and WILL mess the truck up, if you insist on spending money on egr, delete the whole entire friggin thing and do it right(i deleted mine when i had problems)- also replace the oil cooler and put the updated mesh screen in there. Next do a blue spring kit to prolong the injectors and please please change the fuel filters everytime you do a oil change 5,000 miles(i do 3,000 miles due to the fact my truck sits alot) Dont worry about studs or anything like that, wait til you have problems. Enjoy the truck i love mine
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. . . if you insist on spending money on egr, delete the whole entire friggin thing and do it right(i deleted mine when i had problems)- also replace the oil cooler and put the updated mesh screen in there. . . .
I don't push the EGR deletion as a must for every 6.0L owner, its a bandaid solution to the oil cooler problem. You have three options when you solve your cooler Block, Delete, and Upgrade, and only one of those is certain not to create more issues as emissions regulations get worse in this country.

I do agree however, that any time you do the oil cooler or the EGR cooler you should rebuild/replace the other (exception of any time after the orginial EGR cooler solution). While you're in there, solve your MY weaknesses, and take the oppertunity to pressure wash the intake manifold and clean the EGR valve.
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Blue spring upgrade was put out by Ford

Get it here: Riffraff Diesel: Ford Fuel Pressure Regulator Blue Spring Kit

Coolant filter is pretty much a must. Helps keep the system clean of debris.

Many places to find these:
http://www.dieselsite.com/2003-20076...waterpump.aspx

Sinister Coolant Filtration System / Filter Kit for Ford Powerstroke

Some have pieced together their own.

High idle mod nice to have when you need it.

03-04 : High Idle Mod

05-07: TheDieselStop.Com - www.thedieselstop.com
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:41 PM
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Awesome thread im in the same boat man. Thanks to all that posted.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:23 PM
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So it's settled I'm getting edge cts then sinister coolant filter also blue spring fpr then after getting high ideal mod then the scr tuner custom... Already have cold air intake 4 inch full exhaust and sct chip any ideas after some
Other mods?
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:48 PM
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I put these in my 04 KR



Got the switches at the local auto parts store. They were on a board on the counter. Found them again on this website :

Switches || Toggle and Rocker Switches || Keep It Clean Wiring

they are rated for 25 amps.

I also have, from steering column to door:

High idle
heated mirrors
reverse lights

The last one has yet to be determined.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:57 PM
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The best mods I've made was an sct with a custom tune and straight pipe exhaust and edge cts . And with the tune u can always shut off the egr till inspection time. Send the air filter back tho. You'll dust the turbo and the stock filter flows just as well if not better. Also start focusing on flushing the coolant and bypass filtration.
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Yea ima flush and put cat elc?? And also get sinister coolant filter ? And did you install the switches and get that all set up by yourself?
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Money burning a hole in your pocket? You can upgrade your turbo, fuel system, brakes...there are endless upgrades. It all depends on what outcome your looking for. Does your truck have ARP's?
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