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    09-13-2013, 04:49 AM
Originally Posted by Phly    
We just got an 06 6liter Monday. I'm not impressed :( it's supposed to be my service truck, but, I honestly would rather drive my 85 dually when pulling a machine.

Did you do anything to yours to make it less of a three legged dog?
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mine was a pulling truck, so I never had any power problem lol. As far as stock power in those, it depends who you ask...and either way, its biased most of the time anyway. I've been around quite a few and I think a lot of it is luck of the draw. Some pull great, and others seem to work a little harder.

As far as preventative maintenance on the 6.0, getting an egr delete and replacing the oil cooler will help save the head gaskets. You don't need to stud the heads if you don't want to. Head gasket failure on the 6.0's are more related to the egr system than the head bolts. There are silicates in the ford gold coolant. The egr cooler breaks the silicates down and gums clogs up in the oil cooler. You can stud the heads if you want to, but you want to ditch the egr first. You can also get a coolant filter kit pretty reasonable too and theyre easy to install.

As far as getting more power for towing, I recommend getting tunes from innovative diesel. They have several options with the sct programmers. When my truck was still pretty mild, I ran the sct from them that had 5 general custom tunes for the 6.0, plus 3 slots for custom tunes. With a good tow tune that 6.0 wont have any problem towing. With the sct, you can also have a turbo brake option tuned into it. Theres a lot of tuning options for them, but an sct with custom tunes are by far your best and safest bet. Stay away from all the edge, bully dog, etc. those will cause more harm than good
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    09-14-2013, 08:24 PM
Yeah, if you can't pull that at 65 there's a problem with that truck.
    09-14-2013, 09:58 PM
25 lbs is about right for a stock 6.0, so its not a boost issue. I would lean towards guessing it to be an injector or ficm. Both are common issues. You can try running diesel kleen in your fuel. When the injectors were going bad in my 6.0, I would dump a whole gray bottle the size to treat 100 gal and it got me by till I got my new injectors. I've always ran diesel kleen in all my powerstrokes anyway. White bottle for winter and gray for summer.
    09-14-2013, 11:09 PM
Ok lets just say one were to run off road fuel in a truck of this year, would that have any effect? Good or bad? Of course that's hypothetical.....

Could the higher sulfur hurt power on an emissions engine?
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    09-14-2013, 11:17 PM
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Not really , save a few cents short term,, stress you out if you ever get caught with dyed fuel. Run diesel kleen or TCW3 at 200:1.
    09-14-2013, 11:30 PM
LS6, I've been reading through this thread trying to figure out why he'd have such low power while building up normal boost..... Any chance fuel pressure could be something he should look at? I can't remember what happens when the stock spring in the pressure reg goes weak (I did the 'blue spring mod' before mine actually went out, so I'm not sure how low fuel pressure would present it's self)
    09-14-2013, 11:44 PM
Drools...... but I still love my 99 f-150 lariat. She seams to pull better than most trucks nowadays. It can pull this on a flat bed pretty good. Pioneer Tractor - YouTube
    09-14-2013, 11:57 PM
Green Broke
That truck have a particle filter ? May be clogged. If you arnt in a state that checks , get a tuner then run a dpf and egr delete.
    09-15-2013, 12:07 AM
So what I'm getting in the sum if all this is, yes it's a gutless wonder and it can be made better. Am I close? Lol.

It's not my truck, it's a guy I work for. Ida never bought it.
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    09-16-2013, 02:38 PM
Originally Posted by Phly    
Ok lets just say one were to run off road fuel in a truck of this year, would that have any effect? Good or bad? Of course that's hypothetical.....

Could the higher sulfur hurt power on an emissions engine?
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Have to be careful running off road fuel. All the authorities have to do is probe your exhaust with the engine running and it's a 10k fine if caught, only takes a few seconds to test. They do that around here every once in a while, set up a road block and pull over every diesel pickup for testing.

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