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Old 02-04-2009, 09:01 PM
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New truck........Got Questions?

I just recently purchased a 2006 king ranch with 76,000 miles on it, i have a few basic noob questions.
1. How long should you let your truck warm up before driving. Above and Below 32*?
2. Should i look into getting a turbo saver/ turbotimer for the life of the turbo?
3. Are regular armor-all leather wipes okay for this type of leather?
4. Do all trucks come from the factory with a 100,000 mile engine warranty?
5. Should i be worried about the egr messing up on this truck?

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:05 PM
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the egr is bad on all 6.0s and should be deleted....turbo timer is not needed as long as you let it cool down after hard use.... min or two depending on how hard it was worked... warm up is only needed for a few seconds... but should be driven very easy until up to operating temps... not sure on the seats... oh and all trucks are 100,000 miles engine warranty
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I just recently purchased a 2006 king ranch with 76,000 miles on it, i have a few basic noob questions.
1. How long should you let your truck warm up before driving. Above and Below 32*?
2. Should i look into getting a turbo saver/ turbotimer for the life of the turbo?
3. Are regular armor-all leather wipes okay for this type of leather?
4. Do all trucks come from the factory with a 100,000 mile engine warranty?
5. Should i be worried about the egr messing up on this truck?

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks
Question 3. Several years back I commuted to work in a 1982 Mercedes 240 Diesel. I conditioned the leather with a product called Leatherique, it's not cheap but it has all natural ingredients. As I recall they are out of Florida. Here is their website: Home Page | Leatherique Restoration Products
Hope this helps.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:58 PM
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If I plug mine up I don't let it run but a couple of minutes before leaving. I do take it easy until the temps come up. As for the armour all I was told to NOT use it on the King Ranch leather. Someone sent me a link to the King Ranch where you can get their cleaner but I lost it. Should be able to google it. If I remember correctly, it's more of a saddle soap.
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I've been told sadle soap from a leather shop. But can't seem to find it from any leather shop in my area. What other products are good for king ranch leather?
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:29 AM
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Let it warm up for about 5-10 min no matter what time of year. And I have tried lots of products for my seats and finally found the one. Saddle Soap. its cheap and works great. You can get is at Tractor Supply Co., a Co-op or horse store. As for the turbo timer, I would just get some gauges and then you can be your own turbo timer
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That's pretty much untreated leather on the seats, so you really need a proper leather treatment. I've been using Brooks leather treatment, originally made for leather bicycle seats. Saddle soap to clean, and proper leather preservative to keep it fresh. You can order treatment from the King Ranch site.

Yes, there is a 100k mile warranty on the engine.

My 06 KR just turned 89k miles, and so far the EGR hasn't caused any problems.
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Thanks for the feedback, i will look into the saddle soap and also the kr site one. I have gauges so i guess i will just be my own turbo timer.
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Your truck really does not need a warm up before driving. However, if by warm up you mean taking it easy while driving, I definitley agree w/ 5-10 minutes. However, 5-10 minutes idling can cause soot build up. Ford TSBs address excessive idling as a cause of carbon in the turbo and other problems (EGR, etc).

I changed my EGR valve out at 30k on my own dime - just an expensive experiment. Glad I did - it was VERY dirty - lots of sticky carbon. Cleaned the intake as best I could and rerouted the ccv. At the very least, I think it is good practice to pull the EGR valve and inspect it. They also updated the EGR valve in 2007 (IIRC).

All 6.0L's have a factory 5yr / 100k ENGINE warranty. It is NOT a powertrain warranty.
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can i be my own turbo timer just by watching my egts?
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