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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 05:53 PM
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6.0 powerstroke reprogramer

I'm looking to get a computer reprogramer for my 2006 F350 SRW 4X4 with a 6.0 auto. I do about 50% towing and 50% commuting with it and don't want to void my Factory Warrenty.

I looking for better throttle Response / Less turbo lag, maybe a little better fuel economy and well...... some more power !!

Any suggestions or experiances to share? What Makes or Models are good? which are better?

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stay away from the edge stuff, the power is good, the headgaskets and tranny will not be happy. I have put several of the TS mp8 modules on and had good results, they add a good bit of power and dont get stupid. Its also an affordable deal, and is also upgradeable. Its simple to instal and can be removed in just a few minutes with no visible sign. These retail for 420ish, I have a new one in a box on the shelf I could smoke you a deal on.......

As with any performance enhancement a guy needs an egt guage to keep tags on things more so if you tow in the higer altitudes.

http://www.tsperformance.com/mp8-faq.html

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Shoot me the scoop on the TS stuff. Does it affect my Warrenty? Will the dealer know its been their after its been removed? How does it affect off idle lag? Fuel economy?

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Be careful of your head gaskets on your 6.0 diesel..

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I shot ya a pm. I see the headgaskets fail stock, not that the power adder helps them not leak anymore, but usually if its gonna fail it will do it anyway.

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Be careful of your head gaskets on your 6.0 diesel..
What problems have their been?

I'm not looking to go "big time" on the additional power, just looking for maybe 50-75hp and to get rid of the turbo lag and what appears to be some "restraints" by the computer and if I'm Lucky maybe pick up some milage while towing.

My biggest complaint is this 6.0 doesn't tow as good as my old 7.3's did in the past and the 6.0 fuel economy is pretty crappy while towing compaired to the 7.3' too.

So far this thing is getting about 19 w/o a trailer and about 9-9.5 with my 24' enclosed. but it only has about 7000 mile on it so far. My old 7.3s would pull 12-14 with similar loads. Just seems the 6.0 motors aren't true workin' motors, they are more like yuppie weekend warrior's.

Any other simple mods to help out?
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We've had them in here from the local Ford dealership where they have blown the gasket on the bottom side of the head about mid way between the head bolts. They have us check the heads for flatness but Ford does not want to have the head resurfaced even a small amount to make it flat again. It looks like a weak area to me and again I would be careful about adding a whole lot of power.

The guy at the dealership said the same thing as an earlier post that they are bad about failing. He also said that on the guys who work at the dealership that have a power chip ALL of them have had the gaskets fail....

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there were some issues at the engine plant with the little robot that torqued the head bolts.........

We check um here and if they are out of spec new ones go on.

I know of many chipped trucks with no issues, not from the chip anyway. Still need to have a level head when using the stuff.

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That's interesting about the head bolt torque not being correct from the factory. I think you're absolutely correct in that having some common sense when it comes to the tuneup is very prudent especially when you have an engine that doesn't leave a whole lot of room for error.

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it was an issue of not being torqued in sequence properly.....dont quote me on it either as the info was classified and I'd have to kill ya...just kidding. :lol:

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im tired of torqueing 6.0l head bolts,while your gaskets are still good ,put some head studs in it,but then again,the gaskets are like fuses,a fuse is cheaper to replace/repair than head gaskets.we just denied warranty on a 06 6.0L ,11k miles,quadzilla,methanol inj,had a hard tap while running,and excesive blowby.
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yeah if they brought it in like that with all the stuff on it then warr go bye bye. The water meth is a bitch on them.

I hate torqueing the head bolts on them, pretty good upper body workout.

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yeah...after a long hot august day of 6.0L *** whoopins,my wiener wont work...............................uh............. until i had a beer or three!
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