Cant tell you how much help this forum has helped me in my investigations into the ups and downs that is the 6.0. You guys rock
Had my 6.0 for a little over a year now, 2005 f250 lariat, 43k miles. (60k now) and still have yet to do a single thing to it, haven't even washed the darn thing.
Got a OBDII adapter and Torque app, was running at 11 deg. difference when I bought it, currently now is 13 deg. difference in oil and coolant temp. I have all the new coolant but have not yet done the flush until I could find a cheaper option for a backflush adapter to the cooler.
Anyways, just wanted to start some small talk and see if I can get some opinions in not only how far I should take the "upgrades" on this thing but also some recent things I read/heard.
Currently looking at buying the following as "phase 1"
- IPR gen 3 EGR delete, still undecided if I want the new oil cooler + extreme HPOP screen or just try back flushing my existing cooler.
-IPR high flow coolant kit.
-SCTx4 tuner w/ custom tunes, I need to link up with someone on the forum to get a good deal on one. Also, I just read today that the new SCT's now do not have the option for EGR deletes on there canned tunes, can anyone else validate this?
Phase 2 could be a multitude of things and are really cosmetic, sound good/look good things.
-4" turbo back exhaust with muffler only.
-No limit fab intake.
-FICM basic tune/rebuild if ever needed? not sure if ill mess with this or not.
-External fuel pump.
-Maybe a cheap way to get some lift.
-Rims/tires blah blah blah.
I guess my biggest problem right now is budget. Id love to stud it, do the BPD external cooler kit and whatever other fancy stuff there is to do that ive read on this forum, but im trying to keep my checkbook in mind. But are either of these things even worth it if you take care of your cooler and flush/backflush as long as you can? I mean one of the main reasons the gaskets blow is directly linked to clogged oil coolers correct?
One last thing, are "upgraded" turbo wheels really worth it? considering they are so much less expensive compared to a stage 1 turbo.
No real good questions here, but I don't know enough to comment on anyone elses thread nor do I want to highjack another thread, so here we are.