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Old 03-14-2008, 06:12 AM
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well anyone who knows me on here understands that I love my 97 psd, but at 194,000 she came apart. not sure what is wrong yet, but the mechanic said it was the turbo. guess what, changed the turbo and it still sounds like a 302 that the lifters came apart in. so it is in my shop gonna get tore down and SLOWLY rebuilt. hpoefully it will come back to life pushing around 400 hp.

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my brother owns a detailing business and does work for all the carlots around here. he called and said they just got an 03 in with a 6.0 in it. I told him not interested, i've heard too many horror stories. but I went and looked anyway, and after driving it for about 4 hours i bought it. This thing runs!!!!! i really was impressed. i've drove a 6.4 but until now never a 6.0. so now i'm the proud owner of one.

what do i need to do to make sure this thing stays together? I'm sure you guys who have had these things for years have lots of tricks and tips
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:15 AM
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Sorry to hear bout our truck man and Congrats on the new ride! ! !

WELCOME TO ORG! ! !
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I would block off the EGR valve for starters. The EGR cooler seems to cause a lot of problems. I blew the headgaskets on mine but ran the crap out of it all the time. While it was apart, I had ARP headstuds installed. If you do those two things, it is an awesome motor.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:51 AM
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1 Welcome to the ORG!
2 Congrats on the new ride.
3 I would install a coolant filter as my first make it stay together option. JJ
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:54 AM
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I have thought of installing the coolant filter, and also I have been told to run Caterpillar extended life coolant. anyone know about this?
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:55 AM
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1 Welcome to the ORG!
2 Congrats on the new ride.
3 I would install a coolant filter as my first make it stay together option. JJ
Yeah the coolant filter is a good mod sure makes the water pump last alot longer
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:02 AM
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also.... I have always run rotella 15w 40 in my 7.3, I see alot of different oils being run in the 6.0. It gets pretty cold here in the winter and hot in the summer. Also I don't tow with my pickup everyday anymore, but when i do it's usually pretty heavy.
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