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Old 06-25-2010, 04:29 PM   #1
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How to make a 6.0 reliable???

Wanna hear what will keep it running and not have the problems that everyone complains about.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:31 PM   #2
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Stick with the Cummins in your avatar! Lol, just pokin fun. I think most problems are with the head gaskets and EGR coolers. EGR delete and headstuds seem to be the most common fix, but i am sure there is someone on here that knows more than me.
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There are a couple of differences between the 6.0 production years and some years tend to be worse than others.

We did an '05 last year that had been through a few turbos and EGR coolers already and only had 58K on it. EGR Delete, CCV Re-route, new up-pipe and some tunes took care of all the issues. We weren't looking for huge power so we didn't do head studs.
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Coolant filter.
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I found that leaving it the way Ford meant for it to be has worked out real well. At least for the first 50,000 miles.

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I found that leaving it the way Ford meant for it to be has worked out real well. At least for the first 50,000 miles.

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i got a guy in town w/ 428K... changes oil and fuel filters every 5K... never had a major issue
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It is a hit and miss with the 6.0l. Leaving it stock is usually a good way to stay out of trouble, but I know three that have been left stock and had problems. Also have known others that where modded and had no issues. If you want a truly trouble free 6.0l then put in a coolant filter, EGR delete if possible (better cooler if not), and head studs. Also maintenance is a must on these engines!!!! Follow the manufacturers maintenance recommendations at a minimum.
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good oil and filter is huge! fuel filters also a big one. keep them changed on time by hours and miles. 5000 miles works well on average and 200 hours is also good for oil. remember one engine hour is equal to 25 miles driven. warm them up easy, dirve em hard and let it cool off before you shut down.
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