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Old 03-04-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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pros and cons of the 6.0 motor

i just got a 2003 6.0 crew cab and i was wonderin wat are the most common problems and wat are the best fixes. I know nothing about powerstrokes so any help would be great.
 
Old 03-04-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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Do head studs and egr delete and you should be good to go. There may be some other small things that pop up like the ICP on the back of the motor and the veins sticking on the turbo but for the most part if you do studs and egr you should be good to go.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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ok thanks any input will help wat is a good sign of the egr goin bad
 
Old 03-04-2009, 07:38 PM   #4
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The head studs will help big time. But they don't have a reputation of being the longest lasting motors around. Don't run it hot.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:39 PM   #5
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I think for the amount of abuse they get they last a damned long time.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:54 PM   #6
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Pros: They sound sweet straight piped
They run like a raped ape with a good custom tune

Cons: Just about everything else
 
Old 03-04-2009, 08:40 PM   #7
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here is what I live by: drive it like an old 2stroke detroit "slam hand in door get in it and drive" if you ***** foot them around alot it seems they have more probs. Dont run rotella oil as the spool valves like to hang up with the new rotella, may I suggest royal purple,valvoline extreme premium blue,amsoil, or lubrication engineers. keep the fuel filters changed every 5,000 miles use only motorcraft filters, just keep an eye on things and this truck should take care of you for many years to come!
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:41 PM   #8
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Pros: They sound sweet straight piped
They run like a raped ape with a good custom tune

Cons: Just about everything else

and dont listen to the cons of this DA
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:17 AM   #9
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well first of all....i was kidding...which i thought was painfully obvious by the . second, if you'll search for the threads i've started, you'll see what kind of problems i've been having. 7 times in the shop since nov. a lot of it was crappy tech work though.


anyways....just trying to get a chuckle
 
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another question is it normal on a cold start for it to not respond until it warms up
 
Old 03-05-2009, 04:16 PM   #11
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another question is it normal on a cold start for it to not respond until it warms up
Oh Yes! Its just gonna take some patience

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Old 03-05-2009, 04:23 PM   #12
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is there anyway to help this
 
Old 03-05-2009, 04:54 PM   #13
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plug it in over night
 
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go to your dealership and get your FICM reflashed with the inductive heat/cold start update. it is the cure for a lot of the crappy cold start issues around here.
 
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is an egr delete kit hard to install and where is the best place to get one
 
Old 03-05-2009, 06:23 PM   #16
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what about 6.0 econline vans?? I was thinking about getting one of those and getting studs, sct tune, and nitrous.......sleeper van?? would that work? it is a 2004
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is an egr delete kit hard to install and where is the best place to get one
http://www.firstcoastdieselperformance.com/ look at these guys. I just got studded. I don't think I'm going with a full delete, but definately a new up pipe
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is an egr delete kit hard to install and where is the best place to get one
with our full kit we include full step by step directions in PDF format with illustrations to assist in R&R of the intake manifold.

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Old 03-06-2009, 05:02 PM   #19
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would the egr delete make a differencein the way it runs or is it just alot better on the motor
 
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It is just better for the motor so that you don't start to boil the coolant and puke.
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