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Old 12-02-2012, 04:17 PM
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i have just recently purchased a really nice 2005 super duty with 86000 miles, motor is spotless and runs and shifts perfect, after reading all the 6.o horror stories i wonder if i have doen wrong? are these motors as bad as they say? i see a bunch running around and most people i talk to dont share the same thoughts on the 6.0. my question is since i dont have any current issues i know of with this rig should i go ahead and delete egr now or wait till symptoms come up also should i do egr plus oil cooler plus coolant filter all at same time? would a v10 be a better option, thanks in advance for answers, jy
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:23 PM
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The 6.0 is a great engine. You only hear the bad stories because nobody ever comes on to post "my truck is running great". The best thing you can do right now is invest in an monitor ie: edge insight cs or sts, or if you have an iphone, the dashbass (beat you to it Rich). If you do the EGR delete, go ahead and change out the oil cooler (no sense going in a second time) and do a coolant flush to an ELC coolant, rather than for Ford gold stuff. A coolant filter is also a good idea. I wouldn't wait for symptoms to show up, a blown EGR cooler can/will lead to blown headgaskets (ask my wallet how I know that). If you can be preventative and do it early, I say go for it.
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If it ain't broke don't fix it. A lot of issues on this rigs happen because they don't get drove enough. I would drive it till it broke then fix it and drive her some more. If it were me.

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while i truly appreciate both replys this is exactly why i am confused, some say dont concern till issues come up, others say do it before issues but only need the egr not the cooler etc. guess its a crap shoot but eventually your gonna spend soem big cash on a powerstroke 6.0, kinda like dirty harry says, do you feel lucky??
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:01 PM
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The "if it ain't broke don't fix it" attitude can be very costly in the end. A small problem can lead to a very large and expensive problem very quickly. If you have the means to do it, I would to give you a peace of mind. The 6.0 is like having a cut on your foot, sure, it's just a scratch, but the longer you let it go on without dealing with the worse and more painful it's gonna get.
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Monitoring system.
Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

Coolant filter. Get started on this. simple to install. Many to choose from. (was the first thing I put on my truck when I bought mine)

Correct maintenance. Oil every 5,000. A lot of us are running Rotella T-6.

Correct filters (Motorcraft or Racor for me)

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Additive for fuel. Diesel Kleen gray in summer, white bottle in winter, of course, depending on where you live. (Or your choice of Cetane booster)

If doing EGR delete, make sure your state doesn't do inspections. Wouldn't worry about this as of yet. I still have mine.


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Old 12-02-2012, 05:23 PM
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true but do i put a bandaid on before the cut? I guess the peace of mind is worth it and i do love the truck and want it to last forever so i guess the full egr delete, exhaust, coolant filter and oil cooler is way to go, anthing else to bullet proof?
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To really bullet proof, especially if you plan on a tuner, headstuds and oem gaskets. Thats quite a few bucks and hours more work. But after that, you're pretty much good to go.
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Oh, stop by the local Ford dealer and get an Oasis report on the truck. It will show you the warranty history. Anything done under warranty will give you an idea of things that have already been done.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:34 PM
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^^^ Good advice right there.
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