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.
When I brought my heads for machining, the guy told me to bring the intake manifold with me and he would hot tank/clean it at the same time as the heads. Not a very easy thing to clean for sure. Good luck.
2005 F-350 CC, LB, 4x4, Dually, 6.0 Powerstroke, Torqueshift, 4:10 Gears. Gooseneck and rear pull hitches. "Truck Covers USA" roll up aluminum tonneau cover. Putco Boss Running Boards. Aluminum finned diff covers. Bilstein HD shocks. ProComp steering stabilizer. XRF ball joints. NC Hornet CCV mod. RCD egr delete kit. AirDog fuel system. Strictly Diesel's regulated fuel and coolant return lines kits. Amsoil oil bypass (by NUC Motorsports) and homebuilt coolant bypass kits. CFM intake elbow. ARP head studs with factory gaskets and all upgrades. FICM by Ed with Atlas 40 tune, DC Power 185 amp alternator, MBRP 304SS "Cool Dual" exhaust system. SCT Livewire tuner with pyrometer. Autometer 'A' pillar gauges (Boost/Trans temp/Pyrometer/Fuel Pressure). 850 CCA Motorcraft Batteries. Using Rotella T-6 synthetic oil. Upgraded degas tank and cap. Hayes deep aluminum trans pan. GoGo Diesel modified direct clutch solenoid. Retro Solutions HID head and fog lights. High idle mod. Jimmi-Jammers. +More.
Good advice, I'm going to look into it.
Oil cooler cover "looks" like it has cracks all over it. My buddy says they're just casting lines. One of the threaded posts is broken and was only held in by the helicoil. The cover is going to get replaced.
I'm changing my oil cooler and just removed the intake manifold. Looking inside there's a lot of gunk.
Is there any value in cleaning it?
It there a recommended method?
Anything to beaware of?
I'm getting back on the truck, I'll check back in a few hours.
Thanks in advance.
I'm in the middle of my oil cooler now. ought a can of Gunk Engine cleaner and followed directions on the can. I wasn't completely satisfied so I took the intake to my local car wash bay and used the engine cleaner feature with the high pressure warm rinse. Came out pretty good. I did however remove the air temp sensor, you don't want cleaners and solvents getting inside these sensors! When I got home I hit it again with Castrol Superclean a brass brush and I am happy with the extended effort I put in. Have fun...
2006 F-250 6.0 Crew Cab
Red ELC Coolant, Sinister Coolant Filter, CCV Re-route, 6.4 Fuel Banjo Bolts, Fuel Regulator Blue Spring Update, Tint, High Idle Mod, Zoodad Mod, Kenwood, Infinity, Autometer, 4" MBRP Turbo back, No Cat, Sinister EGR valve & Cooler Delete, SCT SF3, Garrett Stage 1 Powermax Turbo, Updated 1 Pc. STC Fitting, Fumoto valve, Updated FORD Oil Cooler, Gates Fleetruner Belt, Blue Anodized Fuel & Oil Caps, HFCM Plug upgrade, DEI Thermal wrap
I ran the parts washer through mine and used some stiff bottle type engine cleaning brushes in the passages. It got the worst of it out, at least anything that could clog anything up. The intake takes a beating from the soot in the exhaust gas combined with the oil coming in through the crankcase vent system. Black sludge is the order of the day. Re-routed CCV and no more EGR and it stays nice and clean.
'02 WRX - Outback rear disc swap, EBC green pads, DBA pillar vane rotors, TXS UP/TBE/TMIC, Perrin LW crank pulley, PPG billet steel shift forks, ACT Streetlite flywheel & clutch, K&N filter, STi Group N motor/trans mounts, TiC/Kartboy rear diff mounts/subframe lock bolts/outrigger stiffeners, Kartboy SS & all shifter bushings, custom PDX tune for Cobb AP - went 14.1 on a terrible 60ft before most of these mods; shooting for 13.50s