6.0L Power Stroke Engine and DrivetrainDiscussion of the 6.0L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 2003-Up Super Duties and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 6.0L Power Stroke engine.
I have a 6.0 liter diesel in an E350 Van and I was wondering if anyone make any kind of programing to boost the power. I know it is derated in horsepower from the F series programming. I want to boost horsepower to at least match the F series. Superchip, Bully Dog both say they have nothing for the E series. So is there anyone out there that can reflash or chip the E series.
E series is just the body style, no? it still has an 6.0. in it (btw, it helps to put your vehicle info in your signature so others know exactly what you have).
I know one thing about working on 6.0's in vans an its a beyotch because a friend had one. Unless your willing to pay to have the whole body pulled and re-do the factory head bolts with ARP head studs and replace head gaskets (of course), I'd forget about programming it.
And if you go that far you might as well do a complete egr delete, coolant flush and filter, not to mention you're probably wanna get some pillar mounted gauges EGT, Tranny temp if your pulling anything heavy, Boost and an electronic gauge like the Edge Insight, ScanGauge2, etc.....
That programmer doesn't just cost you $500. That's just the tip of the iceberg my friend. when you're all done you might as well add another "0" to the end of that number.
All the best to ya.
2005 F250 XLT SC, LB
6.0 Torqueshift 3.73LS 4x4 T/C
Trk Bld: 02/05/05 KY
Eng Bld: 02/03/05 Indianapolis
2745 Hrs +/-, 97K Miles - No Major Probs
DC Power 185 Alternator
Atlas 40 FICM @ 90K
4" Banks Turbo-Back Duals
3.5" Ready Lift
315 - 70R17 Duratrac's
Bodiak Front Receiver
HFCM Plug Upgrade Blue Spring Upgrade
Zerex Red ELC
2 Stroke TC-3W Oil added 1oz/Gallon Fuel
I have the Hyperteck Max Energy Series programer on my F250.
Just checked the site and they do have a programer for the 2005 E350.
The Hypertech are guaranteed to not program to hurt your truck and they will increase the HP up to 114HP.
If your van is derated it will increase the power above that rating.
I am very satisfied with the service of my programer and never regrete using it for the last 3 years.
2005 Ford SD F250, 6.0L Diesel, Extended Cab, 4 x 4, 6 Speed, 2 Alternators, 2008 Mirrors, 10,000GVW, Max Energy by Hypertech, ScangaugeII for available 60 XGauges and MPG. 20MPG and 12.6 MPG Towing a 15500Lbs 38ft RV 5th Wheel.
Be careful. Ford de-tuned the E-Series for a reason....heat. More power, more fuel, more heat. Based on what I've read, my van tends to run hotter in the summer than the pickups and regularly hits 215 or more just cruising down the highway cycling the engine fan often. This appears to be normal behavior for my van and if you've ever peaked under the hood or behind the dog box you'll see why heat is an issue. The only reason I'd consider one is for economy, not power, but so far I'm satisfied with what I have.
2004 6.0 E350 Quigley 4x4 w/ Sportsmobile Conversion.
285/75R16 BFG AT/KO. 3.73 Gears.
Dieselsite Coolant Filter.
Aluminess Front/Rear Bumpers.
125W Solar Panel.
Sportsmobile Trailer on 285/75R16 BFG AT/KO tires w/ dual deep cycle marine batteries, water pump, 10 gal water storage, air compressor, storage box & 15W Solar Panel.
SnowMan Mod / Door Seal Mod
"Blue Spring" Upgrade
i have a 2005 e-350 6.0 with a diablosport predator on the 60hp adjustment. no increase in mileage using it. i am running a 4.10 gear and i'm getting 15.5-15.8 mpg with amsoil 5w-30 deisel oil and converted to a sportmobile oil filter system, filter and bypass. this is my work van and i run about 30,000 miles per year. i know this is about a year and a half late on responding but i thought i would share. i am thinking about trying a fitch catalyst in the future
nice looking van. if you're confident enough to tackle a conversion like that, working on the engine is well within your skills. as far as excess heat, yes the vans are derated because they just don't have the room to put as heavy duty a cooling system, as what the trucks get. water injection could help hold the heat down. as far as head gaskets go many people have run hot tunes on stock bolts, the thing that they have in common, is a tendency to let it warm up nice before putting the boots to it. or you could just do head studs one at a time, without pulling the motor.
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