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.
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2006 F-250 Lariat 6.0L Crew Cab, Black w/ Chrome package, Chrome bug guard and door latches
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I would like to try and revive this thread. I just bought an '05 F250 with the 6.0. Its my first diesel. Ive heard its a good idea to let the engine idle after driving to let it cool down. Then some people say they have never heard of such a thing and im just wasting my time and money letting it idle everytime I go somewhere.
Is it important to let the exhaust cool for every day driving or just when its working hard? If so should i bother with a timer and what would be a good brand to work with. Im getting a remote start installed on wednesday. Cant wait cause im sick of running outside every morning 10 min early just to warm my truck up.
I have the Viper 5901, i put it in about a month ago and love it! I has the turbo timer< i have mine set for 1 min, you can activate the timer with the remote or with an optional installed push button that grounds out the turbo timer wire momentarily that activates the timer.
Tho it doesnt moniter the egt and sets accordingly, the timer works great as well.
I find it easy enough, and certainly cheaper, just to make it a habit to watch my egt gauge each and every time I turn my truck off. I just let it get below 300 degrees and turn it off. Most of the time during normal driving, my truck is at or below 300 degrees by the time I get pulled into my parking spot and double check to make sure it's in gear so it doesn't roll away.
My truck is a 7.3, though, maybe the 6.0s take longer to cool down?
87 f250 4wd LB ex cab 460 bored .60 edelbrock intake, towing cam glasspacks-6 mpg 8 on good day- my pride & joy once towed my '85 j-co j-crane 28' 5er
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