ahh man.. y'all are scaring the bejesus outta me.. I just got an 06' 6.0 after driving a 5.4 250 for a decade, the entire time seeing and dreaming of PS's all day every day.. and now, what I'm learning from all this is: basically I need to either become a mechanic... or.. become rich in order to hire a live-in mechanic? I looked for a 7.3, and they're there, just not in my ideal set-ups, mileage, etc.., and I've certainly heard the horror stories about 6.0's, but my faith/trust/love in and for Ford told me, "these guys are hypersensitive to these issues, being that they're probably..mechanics themselves.. it'll be a good truck, keep it simple(as far as mods go), and we wont blow anything up, or throw anything..". Now I'm scared to crank it..Terrified to get a gauge to find out my coolant is 15 degrees different than my oil..****!! Guess I'm drivin the old beater Ranger today.. (mostly kidding & nervous but excited about the whole thing)
Me too. I picked up my '06 Amarillo with the 6.0L about two months ago. The more I read, the more angst I feel. Mine is dry underneath, so no leaks per se, but when under there I noticed black soot out the joint where the exhaust manifold connects to the head. The raw exhaust comes inside the cab and burns my eyes when idling at stop lights, so I just turn off the fan/AC when I stop. When moving, it tends to clear out.
Starting to wonder if I bit off more than I can chew. With all the maintenance, hard to keep track. Be nice if there was an "App for that", really. I looked and could not find any apps that would track maintenance, give me a heads-up when time to drain the fuel thingy or flush the coolant, or flush the tranny, or change the oil. Anybody out there know of an app? I have looked. Anybody out there write apps? I would pay $10 or $20 for a decent app for my phone.
2006 F250 Amarillo, CCSB, tinted, Banks 4", Tonneau, BPD EGR Cooler, RiffRaff hot side CAC boots, Scangauge II, Viper alarm and remote start.
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