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New guy looking for 6.0 basic info

Hey all... I found this place after I decided to buy a 2005 f350 ext. cab non-dually truck and am reading through stuff to get as much info on them as I can.

I've never had a diesel, but understand the general principles. I've built and raced gas stuff all my life, so this is a new direction. Was hoping someone could direct me somewhere that would go into how our powerstrokes run. generally and specifically. for example, I'm not sure what the high pressure oil system does... But i don't want to make a thread to talk about stuff that I'm sure is already out there.

I think I'm getting a pretty good deal on this truck. it is a one-owner trade-in who had all maintenance done at this dealer. I got to talk to the owner, and he drove it 2 hours each way for work and thus it has 147k miles, but it seems to be in top shape. $10750... good deal? okay deal? sucker?

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Welcome Jeremy,. What are you trying top achieve? A tow rig or one to blow the ricers off the road

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I just want a reliable rig that i will often use to tow a race car. It's bone stock right now and I don't even have it yet (being shipped) but i assume it should plenty suffice (power-wise) in stock trim to do the job.
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This link has lots of good info about our strokes:
6.0L Bible Table of Contents



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you will learn that the longer you stay around this site your truck will not remain stock...

you will hear a couple of things about the 6.0:

- SCT with custom tuning is the Best thing for the 6.0 power wise (whether that be racing or pulling wise. SCT has the most power and is the most reliable for your tranny/engine. you will want gauges with SCT
- 6.0s are notorious for blowing head gaskets, stock or modified. so you may want to try to get ARP headstuds put in under warranty.
- 6.0 egr system is a joke and should be deleted
- make sure you at least get an exhaust (cutting off the muffler or cat) or getting a 4 or 5in system to let your truck breath

good luck in your adventures

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I agree with what IUStroker6.0 said. It might not stay stock for long if ya hang around here

Stock it will do quite well with what you mentioned.

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I agree with what IUStroker6.0 said. It might not stay stock for long if ya hang around here

Stock it will do quite well with what you mentioned.
Yep nothing wrong with stock if you only tow with it. But more powers is always more fun.


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If all you want to do is tow, get an SCT from innovative diesel with towing tune or transmission only tunes. Studs would be a good idea if you can get them done.





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