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Hello All,
Decided to get the 6.0L fixed up in the '05 E350 I bought last spring. So far engine looks clean. Doing OEM gaskets w/ studs, EGR delete, coolant filter, blue spring, and new oil cooler. While they were in there I decided to send injectors out to Warren Diesel and have them upgraded to the 170's with stock nozzles. Also doing 4" full exhaust, Powermax Turbo and Gearheads tuner. Should bring a little life to the old girl.

Does anyone else have similiar mods? Hoping to be around 400-450 rwhp without pushing it too hard. What do you think of my combo?

I know the vans are detuned from the factory to 235hp. I assume this is due to more heat in the tight engine bay, not really sure. Did I go too far adding power? I tow a lot and need great reliability. I Plan on running just a tow tune 99% of the time. Tell me what you think.
 

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Yes arp studs. Definitely plan on doing some gauges too.
 

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1124 How many miles on yours? Have you had any issues?

I can't wait to see how the '05 runs with the upgraded turbo and injectors.

I've be driving my '98 for over 10 years and love it's reliability. It's pretty peppy with just a tow tune. '05 should be a whole new level.

I know there has to be a few other people on here with modded 6.0l vans. I'd like to hear some more feedback.
 

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Hello 68merc,
I chose to fix the 6.0 instead of just swapping the good body from the '05 Van onto my '98 7.3 Van chassis. My '98 7.3 Van runs & drives great, but the body is pretty beat up and starting to rust. I bought the '05 not running because it had a good body. After talking with others and doing some research, I decided fixing the '05 might be the best solution. Time will tell on that decision.

Reasons I went that route were the 5r110 trans behind the 6.0 is said to be a great trans. The 7.3 won't bolt up to that trans. Also all the electronic and dash wiring would of had to be swapped from old van to new. This is a pain and I would lose some of the features of the newer van (gages/tach).

Also it seems the 6.0 can be made some what reliable with the right upgrades. And put out quite a bit more power for towing than my basically stock 7.3.

I'm hoping for some more feedback from the guys who run 6.0s. So far, no replies on the truck side. Little disappointed in that, as I know there are many modded 6.0l in the trucks.
 

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What kind of issues Ron68?
 

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Just a quick update. Finally have my 2005 6.0L back from my buddies shop. Had Warren 175cc, stock nozzle injectors installed, Powermax turbo, Sinister 4" exhaust, EGR delete, FICM repair and ATLAS 40 tune. Also got three tunes from Gearheads, two tow tunes and their SRL tune.

This thing is an absolute beast on the SRL tune! We build Mustangs at my shop and I feel this truck will hang with a 2010 and older stock GT Mustang. It sounds awesome and is really fun to drive. So far I'm very pleased. Now if it only proves to be reliable, I'll be one happy fella.

BTW... If you need work done on your 6.0L and are in the NJ area, please check out my boy Fred at Miles Auto Repair in Sewel NJ (856) 281-2744 .
 

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Update #2:
Van has been running great. Put almost 6,000 miles on it. Had the chance finally to put it on the dyno and take it to the track.

Dyno results:
Fuel only SRL+ tune= 456 rwhp & 780 tq
SRL+ Nitrous (62 jet)= 528rwhp & 836 tq

1/4 mile Track results:
Fuel Only: [email protected] (bad 60' )
w/Nitrous: [email protected] (1.9 60')

It was a very hot and Humid day here in NJ. I only raced it on fuel twice and really didn't have the launch figured out yet. MPH says it should go low 13's with better air and good launch. This was with 30"x10" Hoosier radial slicks in the back.

Needless to say, I'm very pleased with the results.
 

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Wish I had video to post. I went by myself and had no one there to video :(
 
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