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Old 01-17-2011, 10:39 PM   #21
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Re: how many miles on your 6.0 smb?

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Last weekend, my check engine light came on.
I call that my Replace Turbo Light. 12K, 20K and 33K replacements or service.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:29 AM   #22
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Re: how many miles on your 6.0 smb?

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Last weekend, my check engine light came on.
I call that my Replace Turbo Light. 12K, 20K and 33K replacements or service.
Wow! Do you let it sit for extended periods? Do you use cetane boost?
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:04 PM   #23
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Re: how many miles on your 6.0 smb?

24000 miles no problems except looks like I've just lost a OME shock up front making the handling spooky. Oil changed religiously at 5000 miles. Idle only long enough to drop temp down to 200 or less. Had a 2003 F350 that lost a turbo at 27000 miles than was good until 105000 then they put 3 in to find a good one and at that point I donated it to the Make A Wish foundation as repairing off warranty is to be avoided like the plague.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:20 PM   #24
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Re: how many miles on your 6.0 smb?

We have approx 40k miles on our 2008 6.0.

Zero problems, but we also drive it easy.

AND we did invest in the extended warranty.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:48 AM   #25
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Re: how many miles on your 6.0 smb?

We have 37,000 miles on the 2006 6LPSD with one turbo replacement at 30,000. I use the Amsoil cetane boost regularly.

It's time to buy the extended warranty in the next several months!
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:51 PM   #26
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Re: how many miles on your 6.0 smb?

I'm just over 90k with no engine problems to date, AND I have a tuner.

I've used a fuel additive with each tank from day one, plus Mobil 1 synthetic oil since the first oil change (and every 5k thereafter.)
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Re: how many miles on your 6.0 smb?

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I'm just over 90k with no engine problems to date, AND I have a tuner.

I've used a fuel additive with each tank from day one, plus Mobil 1 synthetic oil since the first oil change (and every 5k thereafter.)
What brand additive are you using Joey?
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Re: how many miles on your 6.0 smb?

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Last weekend, my check engine light came on.
I call that my Replace Turbo Light. 12K, 20K and 33K replacements or service.
Wow! Do you let it sit for extended periods? Do you use cetane boost?

I've had my vanes cleaned once at around 15K and now, @ 24K, the light is on with a turbo error code. My van sits a lot and I am turbo diesel noobie. I have not purchased the extended warranty from Towne Ford (my van is a 2006) and i'm about to go in to (presumably) have the vanes cleaned again.

Is there someone else who could do this besides the stealer?

What are some great options for monitoring ECT and EOT?

Are there any other things i should have down while the van is getting its vanes cleaned? Like replacing the EGR cooler and oil cooler? (I'm running Amsoil).

We love this van and i am now wondering if i have been babying it too much. I need the van to be rock solid while we are out and about in it.

Thanks for all the info Saline!
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Re: how many miles on your 6.0 smb?

Lobo - sounds like you need to drive it harder. Hook up a trailer, find a long hill, and keep you foot to the floor.
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Lobo - sounds like you need to drive it harder. Hook up a trailer, find a long hill, and keep you foot to the floor.
Yep, read enough on the diesel boards and you'll see this is exactly what most recommend for the 6.0psd. The motor was designed to be driven hard, not babied. If you don't get full boost on the turbo once in awhile, carbon can accumulate on the turbo vanes and cause them to stick. At full throttle/boost, the turbo spins fast enough to fully articulate the vanes, which is necessary to blow out carbon deposits and prevent sticking. Counterintuitive yes, but to make the motor last you need to hammer it regularly.

I try and drive the van weekly or at least every other week at the longest. And every time I'm driving, after full warmup, will do a few 10-30 second full throttle runs up to 3500rpm or more. Easy to do when merging onto the freeway. For a 10k pound vehicle, it can move pretty well.
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