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Getting my first 6.0

I am getting my first 6.0 this week!! It is a 2005 F-250 4x4 4 door king ranch. I am new to diesel and cant wait to get it. I guess my main question is, other than the typical bulletproofing what else should i be looking at?
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welcome to the wonderful world of diesels! and a very special welcome to the upside down, crazy 6.0 district lol!
first things first, be sure that you get an opportunity to start it COLD! and read up on 'stiction' and injector problems before hand. that way you can have a basic idea of what you are looking at. come winter, you'll want healthy injectors. I know Amarillo isn't extremely cold, but it's cold enough in winter to consider cold oil on those injectors.


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and then, once you have it in your driveway, then you can decide just how far you want to take the bulletproofing. the term tends to mean something different to everybody lol


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oh oh, try to get service records! and plan on changing ALLLLLL of the fluids soon based on what you learn from service records, if any... mainly the coolant. big one.

... ... and take a monitor of some type with you that can read engine oil temp and coolant temp. once the truck gets warmed up, its a good idea to take it on the highway and see how narrow/wide the gap is between those two numbers. we call it the EOT/ECT Delta. We like to see it no more than 10-12 degrees F difference after a good cruise on the highway.


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It could already be studded/deleted.

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Thank you for all of the input. I will keep all that in mind when i go to pick it up. i do know that who had it before me was the original owner and had it serviced at the dealership that im buying it from.
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excellent, hope the dealership retained all of the records!


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Should I bring a fuel treatment with me when i pick it up? It is 3 hours away from me? If so what should i bring, HotShots, Lucas, or something else?
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sure, if it's convenient. A whole lot of us 6.0 drivers use a 2 cycle oil, about a half gallon per full tank:



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