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Old 02-09-2015, 08:02 PM   #1
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TV reliability!!!

Sharing this because I'm excited.

Well before you all go on a 6.0 psd bashing I know all about them and problems you can have with them. You treat her right and she'll treat you right!
Mine has been great and with good maintenance has treated me right. So with that I decided it is time to take the final step and I'm getting her studded since we bought a toy hauler. This is providing me with a great peace of mind while pulling the toy hauler.

I do everything myself normally to my truck but with the work this project takes I took it to my buddy who's been doing this for years.


She flying high!!


A look at the block.


Passenger side had spots of carbon tracing. So it was time for sure. Glad I'm doing it before they went.

I'll add that I've been running all kinds of custom tuning for over 25k. Tow tunes to daily "hot" tunes.

The egr might have finally fallen off at about 96k and I'm now at 103k.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:16 PM   #2
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I chickened out before I ever got to that point with my 6.0. I traded my 06 back in October for the Ecoboost. I certainly can't speak badly about the 6.0 because it served me well. I put 130,000 miles on it and only had to deal with some injector issues (under warranty) and the FICM this summer. The deltas were consistently 8-10 degrees and it ran like a champ...I just didn't want push my luck. I am not a mechanical person so It would have been a huge bill for me.

I do miss it sometimes, but I have really been impressed with the Ecoboost, and it tows our new trailer just fine.

Have fun with your truck
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:20 PM   #3
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I chickened out before I ever got to that point with my 6.0. I traded my 06 back in October for the Ecoboost. I certainly can't speak badly about the 6.0 because it served me well. I put 130,000 miles on it and only had to deal with some injector issues (under warranty) and the FICM this summer. The deltas were consistently 8-10 degrees and it ran like a champ...I just didn't want push my luck. I am not a mechanical person so It would have been a huge bill for me.



I do miss it sometimes, but I have really been impressed with the Ecoboost, and it tows our new trailer just fine.



Have fun with your truck

Thanks! I plan on keeping the truck for a long time.
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Looks like you are on the right path to long running. Good that you had a pro do it with lots of experience.
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:55 PM   #5
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Treat her right she will treat you right? That is the motor laying on the ground? Im not bashing I am just saying...
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:56 PM   #6
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Motor laying on the ground???? No... It's still bolted to the frame.



Truck is done and I'll be picking it up tonight.
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Look closer they lifted the cab
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Look closer they lifted the cab

^^^This!

The easiest way to get the job done. If you do it cab on you run the risk of not getting a nice smooth "pull" on torque wrench. Plus getting to 210ft/lbs isn't as easy with the cab on.

You can also take apart the front end and take the motor out the front but that is just as much work as lifting the cab off. Doing a cab off for mechanics that know 6.0's is easy for them.
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