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Old 05-02-2013, 10:48 AM
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New to Powerstrokes. EGR, Oil Cooler?

So I just picked up my "new to me" 2007 F250. I am reading A LOT of bad things about these 6.0's. My truck has 138,000 miles and runs excellent.... as of now, i guess. My question is, Are ALL of these trucks prone to these failing EGR's, oil coolers and head gasket failure? If so, are there maintenance procedures to stop this from happening?

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EGR delet, OEM head gaskets, ARP head studs!
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:35 AM
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That doesn't seem too bad at all. I've heard a lot about oil coolers clogging up too. Is that an issue on a lot of these trucks, or just a few here and there?
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Before dropping all that coin on unnecessary repairs as of yet spend some money and get a good monitor for the tuck and watch the vitals. I recommend dashboss if you have an iOS device if not you can get something such as the Edge Insight CS/CTS or Scangauge II. If you want a good deal on the Edge insight pm me and I can get you hooked up.

As far as maintenance goes if I were you I would drain all of the fluids and put all new in along with new OEM filters. This way the truck will be on a all new maintenance schedule and have good new fluids in it. Also synthetic fluids will be more beneficial in your situation and help the truck last longer and run smoother. Any other questions feel free to ask.
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Tuscany thanks for the insight. Which vitals am i most concerned with? I've read that most people watch the EOT and ECT. what is a safe delta?
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Anything over 15 degrees and you need a new oil cooler, BUT this has to be tested in the proper manner to get accurate numbers. You should also be monitoring FICM voltage as well as other vitals on the engine. These are things analog gauges can't monitor and this the reason for a monitor.
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Thanks Tuscany. My first task is to monitor my vitals and make sure everything is normal.
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get rid of the ford gold coolant and get a coolant filter
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What is a good coolant to use?
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Any CAT EC-1 rated extended life coolant Final Charge is one brand but there are many others
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