Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-14-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 449
Un-detune 6.0 diesel?

Hi All,

Just curious, the 6.0 diesels in the vans have a stock 235hp and 440lb-ft of torque. As applied in the F250/350s the output jumps up a lot. About +90 and +110 respectively.

Can the van diesels be un-detuned to be closer to the truck's output without going with a 3rd party chip, and intake/exhaust mods? Are there driveline reasons for the detune to begin with? Is it moderately possible or is it prohibitively expensive?

Ray + my lovely wife + my 3 kids

my3kids is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
Site Team
Ford_6L_E350's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Washington - Ridgefield
Posts: 4,725
Re: Un-detune 6.0 diesel?

The van's are not de-tuned. The HP and torque in the van are thr same as International rated trucks at, and they made the engine!

Ford hopped up the pickups, and the reliability of the engine in pickups has suffered as a consequence. Ford couldn't up the power in the vans because there is a problem with cooling more power in the van - just look in the engine compartment try to figure out how to move more cooling air through there.

My advice would be to leave it stock. Some have gone with aftermarketchips, etc. at the risk of reliability.

Your van, your choice.


SOLD04 EB350 Custom Floorplan
6.0 PSD 4.10 Posi
Salem Kroger coil spring 4wd
SMB Trailer w/AT Air Suspension
Alaska to Key West, Labrador and more
130685 miles 16.65 mpg average

Prostate cancer survivor. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11099
2015 VW GTI
Leaving CA for WA
Ford_6L_E350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 05:32 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 449
Re: Un-detune 6.0 diesel?

Thanks Mike. I forgot about IH. I keep reading about the hp/torque wars currently going on and wondered why the vans had lower numbers. I never thought about the other way around, ie not detuned but up-tuned for trucks.

Ray + my lovely wife + my 3 kids
my3kids is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 05:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fruita, Colorado
Posts: 1,173
Re: Un-detune 6.0 diesel?

The 6.0L is a fickle beast when tuned. If you get one I recommend leaving it stock, get a scangauge and get a coolant filtration system and call it good. Oh ya, don't idle for long periods either.
Desert Solitaire
2003 7.3L EB 4x4
Denver Fleet 4x4 conversion
saline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 10:25 AM   #5
Senior Member
carringb's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 4,221
Re: Un-detune 6.0 diesel?

The answer is Yes, you can bump HP to F-series levels with a tuner.

But I wouldn't do it to mine if I owned one...
2000 E350 extended wagon dually
V10 w/ Banks Powerpack, Diablo Predator
Buckstop Outback bumper/grill guard
Reunel rear bumper
carringb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 06:48 AM   #6
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 85
Re: Un-detune 6.0 diesel?

I am running a Dp Tunner on my 2 4x4 vans 1 is my camping tow rig , my over is my service van that I drive every day all over the city for service. DP Tunner will tune it to your drive habits, have had one on my camp row van for 2 yeas know not one problem . Call and ask them great help.

Chimneyman is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.