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Old 10-07-2013, 06:48 PM
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Bought my first diesel, got a great deal on a 05' F350, now I have to deal with the consequences of the 6.0, lol. Should have done my research but now I just hope to learn a lot from you guys .
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:54 PM
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What consequences are you referring to? Does it have a problem?

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Nothing yet. Just searching about the 6.0 there seems to be much more negative results than there are positive. I guess the the most are about the egr, etc... Any particular threads that you recommend that I should read to help me, as I am just getting to know and learn about the diesel engine and the 6.0 in particular.

I buddy told me to get an Oasis report for my truck? I will be going to the dealership in hopes that I can get it, but I read that some dealerships might not print them for me.

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Old 10-07-2013, 07:27 PM
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Check out the stickies.

My order of upgrades would be as follows:

Guages/monitoring system w/exhaust probe

Coolant filter and flush gold coolant out with distilled water, then refill wit CAT EC-1.

SCT w/custom tunes from a reputable tuner (quick tricks, innovative, power hungry... There's more)

EGR cooler /delete (if possible)

STUDS with oem gaskets.

Everyone has their own priorities, but these will always be near the top.


When you can monitor coolant and oil temps, run unloaded on the highway at normal operating temperature, set the cruise at 60-65mph on flat ground and check the difference (deltas) between the two. If the difference is more than 15 degrees Fahrenheit, your oil cooler is plugged and you're living on borrowed time if you're towing. It's anybodys guess how long you'll have before the whole kit and kabootle goes down.

A bullet proofed 6.0 is hard to beat.


One more thing:
drive it once HARD EVERY DAY. They don't like to be babied everywhere, they start to coke up when not put to work
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:32 PM
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Absolute first thing you gotta do is get a monitor for the truck. With out one,you cannot talk with your truck.
As far as what to read to to the general 6.0 section and pick your poison of a stickie. I suggest "monitoring the 6.0" . Great place to start.
And ya their is a lot of negative about the 6.0. But with some time, knowledge, cash and stick to it'ness it's a great motor. And one of the greatest thing that I have found out is that the 6.0 is very diy/shade tree mechanic friendly.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:35 PM
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Hey thanks a lot! I am planning to change all the fluids out this weekend and I am researching a programmer right now. Thx!
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:41 PM
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Changing out all the flds....that's a job in itself. Couple surprises I found what the fluid in the transfer case was pretty nasty in mine. I know I changed out the oem stuff. And the fluid in the power steering had seen better days.
And kinda pizzed me off when it was all said and done cause they are both VERY easy to change! Makes me wonder why the last owner never did it....
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