Originally Posted by LoveToCamp
Thanks guys for all the input. Didn't know about the Ford 6.0 till after I bought the truck so there isn't much I can do about it now. I'll stay away from the chip especially if it's going to hurt the engine. Haven't had any issues yet, but was trying to stay ahead of the game.
You have a good engine but need some mods to make it bulletproof:
1- IF you can delete the EGR cooler. This is what plugs up and blows the engine.
2- Replace the Ford Gold coolant with CAT ELC and make sure you flush it good. the ford coolant plugs up the EGR cooler and oil cooler.
3- Install a coolant filter to collect sand and gunk so your oil cooler doesn't get plugged up.
4- Get a scanGauge II to monitor your oil, water, trans temps and volts.
5- ALWAYS use Motorcraft filters because they have a patent and will filter ALL your oil and fuel.
6- If you want to increase millage put in a turbo back 5" exhaust system and a Banks intercooler. Both will help the motor and MPG.
7- If you want more power then go with the SuperChips tuner and the heavy tow. It will give you 48 more HP and 150 more FT pounds of torque without harming your engine. OR the SCT is a good tuner also.
I've spent a lot of hours on the Fordpowerstroke site and my F-350 6.0 has over 200,000 miles and going strong. 17 mpg empty and 11 mpg towing a 17,500 5th wheel. LOVE my truck.