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Old 01-06-2017, 11:23 PM   #31
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How heavy is your trailer? It's a triple axle so there must be A LOT of weight in there. You might be going way over the van factory tow rating and I think the max is about 10,000 lbs with the right gearing and engine combo. Be careful if you are.

As far as the injectors are concerned, if you're doing 1, do them all.

The 6.0's had issues with casting sand being left in the block so add a coolant filter.

Gauges are a must. Synthetic oil is a must.

As for the rest of it, if you're going to be towing super heavy on a regular basis, I'd upgrade the gears before I'd add a tune. That'll do a lot more to ease towing stress than a tune will.

Then when towing, watch your temperatures. If they start creeping up into the danger zones, slow down. If you have to, pull over for 5-10 minutes but keep the motor running so the fluids circulate as they cool down.

You can also add a manual fan control switch and turn your fan on earlier than the computer will.

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Old 01-07-2017, 12:00 AM   #32
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No 3-valve in the vans. The 3 valve got 57 more hp and 37 extra ft lbs of torque.
Is it possible to swap the 3-valve heads onto a van V10?
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Is it possible to swap the 3-valve heads onto a van V10?
At a minimum, the firewall and doghouse would have to be trimmed and modified for the taller valve covers.
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How heavy is your trailer? It's a triple axle so there must be A LOT of weight in there. You might be going way over the van factory tow rating and I think the max is about 10,000 lbs with the right gearing and engine combo. Be careful if you are.

As far as the injectors are concerned, if you're doing 1, do them all.

The 6.0's had issues with casting sand being left in the block so add a coolant filter.

Gauges are a must. Synthetic oil is a must.

As for the rest of it, if you're going to be towing super heavy on a regular basis, I'd upgrade the gears before I'd add a tune. That'll do a lot more to ease towing stress than a tune will.

Then when towing, watch your temperatures. If they start creeping up into the danger zones, slow down. If you have to, pull over for 5-10 minutes but keep the motor running so the fluids circulate as they cool down.

You can also add a manual fan control switch and turn your fan on earlier than the computer will.

-Joey
The trailer is about 10,500 lbs. when towing - even if I had a truck I didn't have to worry about - I don't plan on running hard. I've made the trip from FL to CA twice now and I'm fine w/ 65 mph max. I think the gears will be a sure thing once I deal with the current engine issues.
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