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Old 01-02-2012, 12:36 PM
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05 F-250 6.0L Safe Tuning Level?

I have a 05 Ford F-250 6.0L. Finally got the EGR Delete done and all the boost issues smoothed out. I know the choice programmer here is the SCT, however, I already have the Superchips and am not going to get an additional programmer. With my 6.0L with the EGR delete, zoodad, and 4inch Straight, will it be alright to run the Economy Tune on the Superchips or should i stay with the Tow Tune. I want the best mileage combo, without worrying about lifting the heads or gaskets. I do not have Studs. Am planning on installing an EGT Gauge soon. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: 05 F-250 6.0L Safe Tuning Level?

I have the Superchips 1704-A BTW.. Forgot to put that.
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Re: 05 F-250 6.0L Safe Tuning Level?

Safe power level for a 6.0 ?

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I ran Matts headstud saf SLR tune and still got heads and studs by the dealer after 10k with the tune ,, I was not sure if I needed them (no puke) but since they were offering
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Re: 05 F-250 6.0L Safe Tuning Level?

JOKES! lol.. Yeah i hear ya on that.. Luckily i have not had any gasket problems or coolant (other than the waterpump).. Trying to keep it that way.
I may just put it on the tow tune and leave it. I'm scared if i Blow it, I will be more tempted to buy a Cummins instead of redoing the 6L. Good motor when its running right though.
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Re: 05 F-250 6.0L Safe Tuning Level?

I can understand not wanting to get another tuner, but you would be money ahead to sell what u have and get a livewire or x3. Then get some custom tunes that would be you're best bet for security on a 6.0 along side of leaving it stock.
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Re: 05 F-250 6.0L Safe Tuning Level?

Just sell the Superchips and run it stock of you don't want another programmer. That Superchips is bad news.
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Re: 05 F-250 6.0L Safe Tuning Level?

My friend has a 2003 6.0 that he put a super chips on the day he bought the truck new, has 150,000 miles and only lost 1 injector, but he changed all 8 at the time, runs it on a tow all the time.
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Re: 05 F-250 6.0L Safe Tuning Level?

I read where everyone was having lower mileage with this programmer. I was able to calculate tonight and i got 19.6 running the economy (middle) setting. I was already getting this before the EGR delete so i am going to run it on the highway for a tank and see what i end up with running stock without the programmer.
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Re: 05 F-250 6.0L Safe Tuning Level?

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I have a 05 Ford F-250 6.0L. Finally got the EGR Delete done and all the boost issues smoothed out. I know the choice programmer here is the SCT, however, I already have the Superchips and am not going to get an additional programmer. With my 6.0L with the EGR delete, zoodad, and 4inch Straight, will it be alright to run the Economy Tune on the Superchips or should i stay with the Tow Tune. I want the best mileage combo, without worrying about lifting the heads or gaskets. I do not have Studs. Am planning on installing an EGT Gauge soon. Any advice would be appreciated.
Well....I say run it however you want. I am a believer that if your 6.0 is going to have headgasket problems it will do it with or without a tuner on it. Several of my friends have had issues with their bone stock trucks lifting heads several times under warranty. While another buddy has had a triple dog on his truck since the day he bought it, 5 years and 120k miles later his is still running great and never had an issue (besides 2 trannys) And he drives like he stole it everyday! we even tried to get it to go before his warranty was up so he could get studs installed but it wasn't

I really think the heads lifting is more from blown egr coolers than guys running tuners....just my .02! Egr blows, leaks coolant into cylinders, coolant turns to vapor, vapor makes extremely high combustion pressure thus stretching bolts.

Not saying that tuners are perfectly safe, just saying that I think if your going to have problems it will happen either way.
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[/QUOTE]I really think the heads lifting is more from blown egr coolers than guys running tuners....just my .02! Egr blows, leaks coolant into cylinders, coolant turns to vapor, vapor makes extremely high combustion pressure thus stretching bolts.[/QUOTE]

im most certain that is 100% wrong. mines been deleted before it blew and now im having hg issues.
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