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Old 03-09-2011, 04:53 PM
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Hello Everyone-

I'm a n00b/newbie/noob to not only PowerStroke.org, but also the Diesel side of things as well. Upgraded from my trusty Extended Cab 2004 F-150 4.6L to a Super Cab 2005 FX4 F-250 6.0L.

When I began shopping, I was made aware of the issue(s) that existed with the 6.0L, which made me decide to focus my efforts on purchasing a Chevy 2500. Unfortunately, with increasing gas prices the Chevy fell out of budget. I did however manage to find a well taken care of 2005 F-250, as mentioned above.

It comes to me with a pristine tan leather interior and royal blue exterior (as clean as you are going to see for a work vehicle), 168k miles, near-new Michelin tires and a 5th-wheel hitch. It was owned by one and only one owner, who I have spoken with.

He mentioned that it was used to tow only a 5th wheel for their environmental business. It has had the oil cooler and 1.5 sets of injectors replaced. The first set of injectors was all 8, the second time was just a set of 4. He said the only real reason he traded it in was because of downtime associated with the injector repairs. Otherwise, he had not one bad thing to say. It does have a BullyDog Triple Dog tuner installed, which thus far has been used only for reporting purposes (The display will not seem to stay in any mode but STOCK).

All that being said, what are the first 5-10 items you would have me check as a new owner? I will surely take pictures of any parts/items in question. I appreciate everyone's time and look forward to your responses.

-Eric

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Welcome to the org. I suggest you spend some time in the 6.0 specific forums to get all the details- but here is what I suggest: get a monitoring device that has parameters for EOT (oil) and ECT (coolant). Since you have a new oil cooler (per the previous owner), you will want to make sure that it is doing its job by watching the difference between EOT and ECT. Generally, at a steady cruise on flat surfaces (55-65 mph), you don't want to see a difference higher than 15*. I would also flush the coolant and get an ELC EC-1 rated coolant. These two purchases should cover you for a while, if your funds allow, I HIGHLY suggest getting a coolant filter from dieselsite or sinister. Let me know if you have any other questions, and congratulations!
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Welcome to the org. I suggest you spend some time in the 6.0 specific forums to get all the details- but here is what I suggest: get a monitoring device that has parameters for EOT (oil) and ECT (coolant). Since you have a new oil cooler (per the previous owner), you will want to make sure that it is doing its job by watching the difference between EOT and ECT. Generally, at a steady cruise on flat surfaces (55-65 mph), you don't want to see a difference higher than 15*. I would also flush the coolant and get an ELC EC-1 rated coolant. These two purchases should cover you for a while, if your funds allow, I HIGHLY suggest getting a coolant filter from dieselsite or sinister. Let me know if you have any other questions, and congratulations!
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Thanks Rugs!

What is the best method to flush the coolant system? I've picked up a couple gallons of distiller water to flush out the gunk. Any recommended brand for the replacement coolant?

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Eric-

Welcome to the org. I suggest you spend some time in the 6.0 specific forums to get all the details- but here is what I suggest: get a monitoring device that has parameters for EOT (oil) and ECT (coolant). Since you have a new oil cooler (per the previous owner), you will want to make sure that it is doing its job by watching the difference between EOT and ECT. Generally, at a steady cruise on flat surfaces (55-65 mph), you don't want to see a difference higher than 15*. I would also flush the coolant and get an ELC EC-1 rated coolant. These two purchases should cover you for a while, if your funds allow, I HIGHLY suggest getting a coolant filter from dieselsite or sinister. Let me know if you have any other questions, and congratulations!
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