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Old 07-04-2014, 10:06 AM
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Welcome to the 6.0 world! Chances are you will be fine, if you didn't buy one that has been abused ........... but gauges are important.
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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.
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Oil change!

I'm am getting so many confusing results on what oil to use! I have a 2007 f350 6.0 diesel with 204,000km I live in Vancouver Canada, my manual says to use 15w40 but everyone else says to use 5w40 synthetic. Any help would be fantastic thank you
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I'm am getting so many confusing results on what oil to use! I have a 2007 f350 6.0 diesel with 204,000km I live in Vancouver Canada, my manual says to use 15w40 but everyone else says to use 5w40 synthetic. Any help would be fantastic thank you
Rotella t6 5w40 synthetic.
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That's what I thought, but just thought I would double check! Thank you so much
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That's what I thought, but just thought I would double check! Thank you so much
I believe there was a TSB that came down some time ago explaining why the use of 5w40 was recommended. Mostly due to stiction issues IRC.
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'05 6.0

Looking at a 2005 F350 CCLB with the infamous 6.0. Not terribly afraid of it but....

HEre are the details:
127K
been a fleet truck used mostly to drive to and from job sites. Big company with a full maintenance division that took good care of her. Injectors have been replaced but no other major repairs, just general maintenance.

Cold start no trouble, about 2 seconds of blueish smoke to white to clear....what is that sound of rushing air coming out of the tail pipe?

Truck runs strong, no rattles etc, front end was tight. No visible leaks etc.

$10500....no bed on it currently.

Oh, and when I revved it at the top of the rpms some black smoke....not while driving though.

THoughts?
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Stiction Eliminator

Has anyone tried Stiction Eliminator for bad injectors and does it really work ?
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Looking at a 2005 F350 CCLB with the infamous 6.0. Not terribly afraid of it but....

HEre are the details:
127K
been a fleet truck used mostly to drive to and from job sites. Big company with a full maintenance division that took good care of her. Injectors have been replaced but no other major repairs, just general maintenance.

Cold start no trouble, about 2 seconds of blueish smoke to white to clear....what is that sound of rushing air coming out of the tail pipe?

Blue is oil, maybe valve seals? White is unburned diesel - Could be a bad glow plug or GP harness. The rushing air is the VGT turbo. Normal to hear it like that.

Truck runs strong, no rattles etc, front end was tight. No visible leaks etc.

$10500....no bed on it currently.

Oh, and when I revved it at the top of the rpms some black smoke....not while driving though.

VGT unison ring is likely stuck. Check codes for overboost/underboost codes.

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