New guy looking for 6.0 basic info - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-18-2008, 07:42 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?

Jeremy in socal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-18-2008, 07:45 AM
My 6OH Hates Me


 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Nexus of the Universe
Posts: 24,713
Thanks: 8
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Welcome Jeremy,. What are you trying top achieve? A tow rig or one to blow the ricers off the road
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-18-2008, 07:51 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-18-2008, 07:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Papillion, Nebraska
Posts: 540
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews


This link has lots of good info about our strokes:
6.0L Bible Table of Contents
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-18-2008, 07:57 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Posts: 672
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-18-2008, 08:02 AM
My 6OH Hates Me


 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Nexus of the Universe
Posts: 24,713
Thanks: 8
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-18-2008, 08:05 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC
Posts: 4,439
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by mudrunninpig View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-18-2008, 02:02 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Central NY
Posts: 1,821
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors