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Old 03-26-2014, 01:06 PM
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Gotta ask this towing question

Hello again, talked to a friend who is very knowledgeable with 6.0 powerstrokes but I would like more input. My recent purchase of a 04 F250 6.0, well it has the APR studs, K&N intake, 4" cat back exhast. He said pulling my 6000lb travel trailer should be no probāblem but I ask about the need of a EGT gauge and his answer was I don't really need one.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:11 PM
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Assuming everything other than what you listed is stock, he is right, you don't.
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Just let it cool down a bit before you shut it off after towing or a good romping, and you should be good.
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It's good to have and know what's going on, but not necessary in all situations
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If its a K&N oil filter I'd get rid of it. Just my .02
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^ agreed! If he is very knowledgeable about 6.0s then he should have already told you to go back to the stock donaldson filter. K&N let's much larger particulates into the engine/turbo.
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You should be fine with 6,000 pounds. When you get to 10,000 lbs or above it when I'd get a gauges for sure but until then you should be alright as long as you don't hammer it and just use common sense.
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