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After much debate and quite a helpful thread on here I finally pulled the trigger a few weeks ago on a 2006 F-350 King Ranch 4x4. The truck is pretty clean and bone stock. So far I have done some reading on 6.0's and think I have an okay handle on what is necessary to keep them healthy.

I got a ScanGauge II and have been watching my EOT/ECT deltas on my way to work every morning and evening, 28 miles each way 80% highway at 60mph and they are 7-8* apart. Although the deltas are good and the truck shows no signs that cause concern when I open it up to do the coolant filter, EGR delete and studs should I swap the coolant and oil cooler as well?

Also regarding that when you swap coolant I assume some of the debris/gunk from the EGR is left built up in the coolant system and could potentially block the new oil cooler, how do you avoid that?

My long term plan is to eventually put a good suspension system on, like Carli or some equivalent and mostly just drive the heck out of it. I won't be building a race truck or anything insane just want a truck to pull a fifth wheel (a few years off right now) and go hunting/camping/fishing and family road trips. The high end suspension will be nice to handle family adventures and stay comfy on my long drive to and from the mine and interior upgrades for creature comforts to keep my son occupied on long trips.

I will make slow progress on the truck in the near term but plan on building it piece by piece as I have the money.
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Re: 2006 King Ranch F-350

I would replace the oil cooler absolutely while you are in there so you don't have to potentially do it later. I would flush flush and flush again before replacing the coolant and adding in the coolant filter kit. congrats on the new truck enjoy!

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Thanks! I will have to be sure I replace it then.

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Re: 2006 King Ranch F-350

Read threads on flushing. Flush BEFORE INSTALLING A NEW oil cooler. Install coolant filter then also. Drive for a bit. Many new oil coolers have been plugged quickly otherwise.

Do your hpop stc fitting, dummy plugs, & stand pipes.

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Alright, thank you.

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Re: 2006 King Ranch F-350

To add to this...If I wanted to upgrade my truck in segments could I start with coolant swap/flush and coolant filter to start? Then move onto the rest once I have the time and what is the latest and greatest flush procedure? I think I read somewhere that Restore Plus is no longer the preferred thing to use.

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Re: 2006 King Ranch F-350

I would do a light flush with Dawn and fill with EC coolant.
That truck is in great condition.

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Okay. That is the thought process I had to. What is the capacity of our cooling system? I work for CAT so our ELC is readily available to me so that is what I will likely use. Thanks

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Those deltas sound good. Do you know what type of coolant it has in it now. I would check the high pressure side as Sleddogg suggested, do the upgraded oil cooler and do the blue spring mod if that applies to the 06 while you have it opened. Low fuel pressure can damage injectors and they cost $$$ (ask me how I know). Also don't forget to test the FICM voltages and the batteries condition. They say weak batteries contribute to FICM failures which can cause drivability problems.

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Thanks. My FICM feeds a constant 47.5-48v to my injectors. Unsure of coolant type...I know the degas bottle says -60 so hopefully it's good enough for a winter here. Picked up a SCT and Gearhead tunes so I will update once I get everything

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