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  1. spikedog
    01-13-2017 12:00 PM - permalink
    Obviously the scangaugeII tool is pretty bad at engine scans. I've since bought a setup to use my smartphone with a specialized Ford program to scan my late model Fords (FORScan lite). I'm very surprised I never got a check engine light or came up with a scangaugeII code.

    I agree that the 6.0L is a great engine for RVs . . .when it's running right. I had an '82 E-350 class C motorhome with a 460 previously, and the 6.0L puts it to shame. Gobs of mountain climbing torque, and better mileage too.

    Do you like your coolant filter setup? I've thought about putting in some of the red coolant, but don't see the big deltas yet.

    SOrry for the 3 messages, but it limits each message to 1000 characters.
  2. spikedog
    01-13-2017 12:00 PM - permalink
    The 6.0L still ran crappy after an hour or so of driving. I traced the issue mainly with the turbo vane positioning, and was getting negative EBP numbers when the engine was running funny. I finally took it to a specialized diesel shop in town who said they could test the vanes without removing it. He put his high zoot scan tool on, and got an EBP gauge problem code. He replaced the EBP sensor, and it seemed to be a different animal. I could hear alot more turbo whine, but the power was good. This being an RV, I've put it up for the winter and never tested it long term. The rig always did fine for the first 45 minutes of driving, so I'll have to wait until June to see if it was really fixed. I have no idea how he got to the EBP sensor - I didn't ask if he took the doghouse off to get it. It looks impossible to get to from under the hood.
  3. spikedog
    01-13-2017 11:59 AM - permalink
    Sorry Bob, I just now saw your message. Usually just ads in this section.

    As far as the EGR system, I've done a few things. A couple of years ago, I bought another EGR valve to replace what I thought might be a problem valve. Turns out the old EGR valve was fine, none of the gunk that's usually associated with EGR cooler problems. After a few months, I decided to plug the old EGR valve into the wiring harness while leaving the new EGR valve in the intake. That is a cheap EGR delete in my mind. I've read a few other guys on FTE have done this, but not many.
  4. siesta
    05-27-2016 11:32 PM - permalink
    Hi Spikedog,
    I just joined FTE, and having a motorhome close in style to yours with a 6.0, I wanted to see what you've been up to with it.
    Anyway, I've only had my RV (Four Winds Siesta, E-450) a few years and I've done some superficial things like all fluid and filter changes, DieselSite coolant filter, and am using a Scangauge II. My deltas are OK for now. IMHO, the EGR system just doesn't make sense, and in B.C., we don't have testing that would require I keep it. But, I would have to pay someone to do an oil cooler and EGR delete. I am curious if you've been motivated to do that. I'm on the site as well, but while its a great RV site, the Powerstroke sub-forum is pretty quiet.
    Personally, I think the 6.0 is a great RV motor but a poor ambulance motor for putzing around cities and excessive idling.

    Bob Truelson, Victoria BC

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