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Need To Get Familiar With 6.0s

I just started a new job @ a family-owned truck sales business. They're big time into trucks & the majority of them are Ford diesels. Most of these diesels are 6.0s & I need to get more familiar with them. My 1st questions are(& I'm sure everone's seen threads that start off like this about a million times): What are the most common problems for 6.0s? What would be the most common cause of 'no-starts'? Are there any tricks/tips I can learn for any type of repair(s)? Any specialty tools I need to get my hands on? Now, for my 2nd questions: I worked on a gorgeous '05 Harley Davidson Edition F-350 with an Edge module in the engine bay(no switches, gauges, or any other devices in cab). There was a small fuel leak underneath the turbo around a blue hose. The hose seemed to be the cause of the leak. I had snipped the band that holds the end of the hose toward the front of the truck & installed a hose clamp, & also tightened the surrounding hardware(torx screws). The leak seemed to stop, but I wanted to know if this was a common problem & if there was another area I needed to look @ besides the blue hose. & finally: what IS that blue hose? Fuel came out of it, but I know almost nothing about 6.0s & would like some insight. Thanks in advance!

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Head gaskets, egr, are very common and the FICM for the no starts

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Head gaskets, egr, are very common and the FICM for the no starts
What's an FICM?

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Fuel Injection Control Module. They are notorious to go out on the 6.0s which will cause them not to start since there is no fuel being pushed to the engine.

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Where is this place so i dont take any of my stuff there.


No but seriously good luck with the new job

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Fuel Injection Control Module. They are notorious to go out on the 6.0s which will cause them not to start since there is no fuel being pushed to the engine.
Thanks, Goose. If you've got anything else, lemme know & thanks for the help!
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Where is this place so i dont take any of my stuff there.


No but seriously good luck with the new job
Ha....ha....ha....(j/k). Honestly though, syzd, thanks! Don't worry. Most of the work I'm doing on the 6.0s is brakes, steering/suspension, engine/trans services, exhaust, & other maintenace areas. The owner of this place is a family friend & knows what I'm capable of. I told him before I started working there of my inexpierience with 6.0s. I want to get into the real technical stuff so I can get better with them.

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I thought you were in the IBEW, what happened to that?

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I thought you were in the IBEW, what happened to that?
IBEW? I'm lost.....

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Oh sorry you were in the IUOE, right?

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No problem. I wish I knew more but everything I know is from experience.

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