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Old 01-07-2015, 11:50 AM   #15
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I have the pull right super glide hitch on my 3800 FL Cardinal. The chucking is almost a non issue with the spring box set up on the MorRyde hitch on the trailer.

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Old 01-07-2015, 12:12 PM   #16
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Any 2005 diesel truck with 75K miles is a rare find.

I would suggest you get (from the original owner) a list of specific modifications to your engine. Then research the mods or talk to a specialized diesel shop to make sure all the right changes have been made. The 2005 and 2006 6.0's were actually more trouble than the 2003-4 models--as Navistar made some changes.

Most problems were related to the engine only having 4 head bolts, and the fix is to stud the engine and put a new head gasket on it. That alone's a $1,200 job at a minimum. Most other 6.0 problems are EGR related. It's not uncommon to hear of $10K repairs on those engines, and many engines wait until 85K-90K to have those serious problems.

But if the truck's had the proper modifications, it can last you a long, long time. If you join TheDieselStop.com, you'll learn all about this engine and what needs to be done to protect it mechanically. Sign onto Wikipedia and put in "Powerstroke diesel" and the 6.0 mechanical subject is also summarized.

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Old 01-07-2015, 04:06 PM   #17
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A Mor Ryde pin box will solve the surge or "chucking" problem...
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:20 PM   #18
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Eliminate the "slop" and the chucking "surge" should be gone too.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:54 PM   #19
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We used to use a 16k Reese hitch in our old truck. Fifth wheel had a standard Fabex pin box. Lots of "Surging"/"Chucking". We bought a newer truck, that already had the turnover ball installed. I opted to go with the companion hitch. Same trailer/pinbox and the "Surging/chucking" was gone. We bought an Excel fifth wheel, just before Christmas and it came with a Demco Glide Ride pinbox. I now get chucking, that was gone, with the standard pin box. The pin box on the Excel may need work, although I have never used a glide ride before.

A previous fiver of ours had a 5th airborne pinbox and I enjoyed towing with it.
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I believe that throughout the discussion the truck and trailer not working together sounds about right to me. Weight, tires, ride height of trailer. and truck . Make sure your pin is adjusted properly, Some combinations like a hole up in the the pin some 1 hole down. My hitch adjusts as well. I had to team them both up to get a smoother ride. It would shutter my truck almost creating dangerous driving conditions.
And on the 6.0 I have a shop and we seen many of them at first but with knowledge and education you can easily get over 300,000 out of a 6.0 .. I dont like them because I am a 7.3 fan but they are good engines. First and most expensive. Keep good batteries in it. It is a 2500.00 mistake the first time you crank it with dead batteries.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:22 PM   #21
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Keep good batteries in it. It is a 2500.00 mistake the first time you crank it with dead batteries.
How so??

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Old 01-25-2015, 11:01 PM   #22
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The 6.0 was a engine kicked out of the cradle before it could walk.
Navistar or Ford has converted 12 volts into 48 in short to control the injectors .
Many people including myself with older 7.3 go out one morning and the truck will not start. Usually the first cold morning. But we noticed early on before we completely understood the 6.0 that usual injector problems started when batteries were dead. Some were dead from lights or drains that a human caused in the first few months of the 6.0 release. And of course there is also the early models with head bolt issues. A programmer was the culprit for 50% of those and of course EGR valves that was caused by long Idles or poor fuel. I have a customer that has a original 4 door lwb f350 and he has 300,000 + miles now and it pulls great daily.
We were babied with the 7.3 or chevy and thier 6.5 and of course the 12 valve cummins. But a new day is here and technology has been forced on the auto makers. It took them a while but they got it right. Another thought would be the 6.7 ltr ford. It costs around 30 new . No problems there .

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