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Old 02-12-2018, 07:30 PM
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Torque Pro and the 6.0

I wanted to ask here first since I don't know anyone over at the 6.0 forum. My BIL recently bought a 2009 E450 motor home with a 6.0. Anyway when they were here to visit I hooked him up with my old Acer tablet that worked fine on my 7.3, and we got him an ELM 327, the good one that Rich uses, MX or something like that. So everything works fine for a while, like 20-30 min then gauges begin to drop out. If he keeps driving, all the gauges will quit. Also the ABS light will flicker on faintly then go out, and two other dash lights (but not the check engine light). Once he unplugs it everything is fine. He is now on his way back up to Vancouver WA and I can only help by phone. Any ideas? Is it possible the MX is shutting off?
 
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This sounds more like he has a PID that's either configured wrong or doesn't belong there. He can either sift through the PIDs by testing each one, or he can install FORScan and just run that ugly thing as he drives.
 
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This sounds more like he has a PID that's either configured wrong or doesn't belong there. He can either sift through the PIDs by testing each one, or he can install FORScan and just run that ugly thing as he drives.
OK thanks. I told him to delete all his gauges and start bringing them back one at a time. We will see what happens.
 
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My BIL called last night after arriving home to Vancouver, WA. and here is what he found: I told him what Rich said and to start over with the gauges one at a time. This didn't fix it but in the process he discovered a pattern. Everything worked fine as long as Torque Pro was started after staring the engine, and Torqu Pro was shut down before shutting down the engine. Ever since he started doing that, no more problems. This is not something I would have thought of as I just leave mine on when travelling and if I shut the engine down, Torque Pro just re-connects when I restart without a hitch.
 
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The only thing I can think of is there may be a general setting in there that the 6.0L doesn't like and the 7.3L could care less about. I know lots of people use TP on the 6.0, but I've never heard of this before.
 
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A 2009 E450 with a 6.0? Did they still use 6.0s with that type of vehicle?
 
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A 2009 E450 with a 6.0? Did they still use 6.0s with that type of vehicle?
When I read this I said "you may be on to something". But...

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Power_Stroke_engine


6.0 Power Stroke

Main article: 6.0L Power StrokeThe 7.3 L (444 CID) Power Stroke was replaced by the 6.0 L (365 CID) beginning in the second quarter of the 2003 model year. The 6.0L Power Stroke, was used in Ford Super Duty trucks until the 2007 model year but lasted until 2009 in the Ford Econoline vans (model year 2010) and in the Ford Excursion SUVs until after the 2005 models when Ford discontinued Excursion production. The engine has a 3.74 in (95 mm) bore and 4.13 in (105 mm) stroke creating a displacement of 365 cu in (6.0 L) or 5,954 cc. It utilizes a variable geometry turbocharger and intercooler, producing 325 hp (242 kW) and 570 lb⋅ft (773 N⋅m) torque with an 18:1 compression ratio, with fuel cutoff at 4,200 rpm. Many poorly maintained or modified 6.0 L Power Stroke engines experienced problems,[4]
 
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When I read this I said "you may be on to something". But...

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Power_Stroke_engine


6.0 Power Stroke

Main article: 6.0L Power StrokeThe 7.3 L (444 CID) Power Stroke was replaced by the 6.0 L (365 CID) beginning in the second quarter of the 2003 model year. The 6.0L Power Stroke, was used in Ford Super Duty trucks until the 2007 model year but lasted until 2009 in the Ford Econoline vans (model year 2010) and in the Ford Excursion SUVs until after the 2005 models when Ford discontinued Excursion production. The engine has a 3.74 in (95 mm) bore and 4.13 in (105 mm) stroke creating a displacement of 365 cu in (6.0 L) or 5,954 cc. It utilizes a variable geometry turbocharger and intercooler, producing 325 hp (242 kW) and 570 lb⋅ft (773 N⋅m) torque with an 18:1 compression ratio, with fuel cutoff at 4,200 rpm. Many poorly maintained or modified 6.0 L Power Stroke engines experienced problems,[4]
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