Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sassamansville PA
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Just picked up my 07 Ford F250 6.0L Diesel about a month or so ago and I am still new to all of this... so bear with me.
Tax refund came in first off..
I know I need a new T-Stat, since the one I has it stuck open I believe (no heat in the car, barely gets to operating temp)
My question to you.... would you rather opt for a higher temp T stat, or lower than stock? I figure, might as well try and do some sort of upgrade while I am fixing the issue.
Another question, would the motor perform better at a higher-then-stock temp, or a lower-than-stock temp? Sorry if I am rambling on with random questions.
Is the degas bottle puking? Not getting heat could be from failed head gaskets,egr cooler and/or oil cooler blocked, also heater core blocked. When they casted the blocks in production they really didn't get all the casting sand out of them, it is very important to install a coolant filter. Also thier is a gray vacume line that is located right behind the oil fill tube. This gray line gets hooked to a inline heater control valve, so when running the AC it shuts off coolant to the heater core. Sometimes this gray vacume line gets knocked off and closes the valve and you won't get heat. Use the search button on the 6.0 powerstroke section and type in stuff like "no heat"," heat won't work".
Edit: also if the degas bottle is REAL LOW on coolant, will cause no heat issue
2004 F350 CC DRW King Ranch
X-3 tunes by DJ,QT,GH,ID,Gyphon FICM tuner,head studs,II Stage 1turbo,ATS coolant recirc lines,Swamp's 48v ficm,coolant filter,Snow Perf stage II,EGR delete,AD2,4" turbo back straight pipe,K&N intake,Quad "A" pillar autometer gauges,Suncoast Tri Disk Conv.,Billet input shaft,Suncoast superduty rebuild kit,Trans-go shift kit,Mag-Hytec trans pan,CFM+ elbow,ccv mod,15K reese 5er,17" LCD TV/DVD,Cobra 29 Nitewatch CB
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