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post #1 of 11 Old 11-11-2013, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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First time F250 psd owner

Hey guys I'm new to truck scene. I just brought a 2004 f250 PSD 4x4. It does not have any mods yet but I am planning for a pro comp 6 .5 inch lift with 20 inch wheels and some nitto trail grapplers 35s for starters.

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-11-2013, 08:50 AM
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I'd get a monitor and or gauges first to keep an eye on the vitals that so very important to monitor on the ol 6 uh oh. And probably so an egr delete too before the lift and tires. How's your difference in temps between eot & ect when cruising 65 mph?


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Not to sure on that stuff its all new to me the temps are usually in the middle. Where would be a good place to purchase egr delete?
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Oh boy. Ok man, you've got a few homework assignments. There's alot to understand and learn about your 6.0L. Don't be scared but it can easily leave you stranded and stuck with a $5grand repair bill if your not careful.

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Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

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Thanks for the info
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Oh boy. Ok man, you've got a few homework assignments. There's alot to understand and learn about your 6.0L. Don't be scared but it can easily leave you stranded and stuck with a $5grand repair bill if your not careful.

Read these stickies for starters:

Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Post back with what you've learned from them and what new questions you have and we'll go from there

What he says is the truth. Get some time of monitor to check your eot and ect deltas quickly. When I bought my truck I was able to negotiate in the price of having the oil cooler replaced. I had a delta of 25+ but it was because the po had just had the coolant changed. Best thing I did was buy the scan gauge ii. Save a lot of money and only cost 140 bucks.

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Because if your oil cooler temp is far exceeding the OK delta range then you can stop driving the truck to prevent catastrophic damage. And get the coolant test strips and check the nitrate levels of the coolant, might be time to add some sca's or flush it out. If its flush time then you want to do a thorough flush and replace with a elc-1 rated coolant such. Once you get the monitor and confirm your eot and ect deltas are in check and your coolant is in check, then you can move onto the lift and tires.

See, the bad thing about the ford gold coolant is that is has silicates in it, and if it's not maintained or replaced to spec the silicates drop out of the coolant and clog the oil cooler. And then it's all down hill from there if neglected. I'm not a pro on the 6.0L, but I do know about the things I have mentioned. Maybe some more savy 6.0 members will chime in with some more helpful info for you.


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Thanks for all the info. It was very informative. Got my monitor coming in the mail. I'm also gonna flush the coolant system.
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Congrats on the truck! mts678 is right on the mark with his advice. A monitor will pay for itself many times over.

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