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Old 08-07-2012, 03:06 PM
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6.0 with 50k on the clock...

... And I want to service it. I just got it with 50k miles and I'm not sure what the previous owner had serviced on it. What should I change/clean/flush on this truck at this point in its life? It was not used hard, just towed a boat every now and then. It's an 06, bone stock with no mods.

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I would see if Ford has records of service. Many of the really low mileage 6.0's have such low mileage because they spent most of their lives in the shop.

Not saying yours is bad, just something to look into.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:33 PM
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I had them pull the oasis on it. The only thing replaced under warranty was the batteries, and the rear window motor. I didn't think to ask about the service history though. I'll call them up in the am and see if they can pull it up for me.
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... And I want to service it. I just got it with 50k miles and I'm not sure what the previous owner had serviced on it. What should I change/clean/flush on this truck at this point in its life? It was not used hard, just towed a boat every now and then. It's an 06, bone stock with no mods.

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If you don't know when the last time the oil, oil filter, and fuel filters were changed then do so immediately. You'll probably want to flush the coolant, replace with ELC and plumb in a coolant filter. I'm in the same boat as you, I just purchased a 2006 with 46k miles. After doing a ton of research I'm doing the coolant next week. It's probably the second best thing you can do besides studs and EGR delete.
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I did the oil and filter. Ill try and knock out the coolant and fuel filter tomorrow.
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Take it to the dealer and have the trans flushed. The service interval is every 30k but lots of folks never think about changing it. IMHO this is really one of those jobs best left to a shop with the proper machine to flush it.
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Take it to the dealer and have the trans flushed. The service interval is every 30k but lots of folks never think about changing it. IMHO this is really one of those jobs best left to a shop with the proper machine to flush it.
I don't know if maybe a dealer has a proper machine for a diesel, but I can assure you the only machinery they typically use for most vehicles is a garden hose. And you'll probably not find distilled water anywhere on your bill either. I do agree if you have the gold it should be flushed routinely and continue to do so if you stay with the gold.
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I don't know if maybe a dealer has a proper machine for a diesel, but I can assure you the only machinery they typically use for most vehicles is a garden hose. And you'll probably not find distilled water anywhere on your bill either. I do agree if you have the gold it should be flushed routinely and continue to do so if you stay with the gold.
Mitch is referring to the trans flush not the cooling system flush. Dealers have equipment that can heat up the trans oil to open the trans thermostat and hence get a full/thorough flush. For those of us who try to drain and replace at home, usually dropping the pan will only get you 8 to 10 quarts unless you drain, replace, drain replace. Because my truck is used mainly for heavy/hard hauling, I drain via the pan every 5k- 10k miles, replace the 8-10 quarts and then have the dealership do a full system flush every 25k or so. Perhaps overkill but I'd rather pay the coins for maintenance than for a trans rebuild.
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I agree on the trans flush

Do it before the trans fluuid gets old and start wearing out your tranny!
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Mitch is referring to the trans flush not the cooling system flush. Dealers have equipment that can heat up the trans oil to open the trans thermostat and hence get a full/thorough flush. For those of us who try to drain and replace at home, usually dropping the pan will only get you 8 to 10 quarts unless you drain, replace, drain replace. Because my truck is used mainly for heavy/hard hauling, I drain via the pan every 5k- 10k miles, replace the 8-10 quarts and then have the dealership do a full system flush every 25k or so. Perhaps overkill but I'd rather pay the coins for maintenance than for a trans rebuild.
I see that now, I apologize Mitch!

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