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Old 06-04-2010, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what are the common problems?

i have an 06 4X4 mega cab dually 5.9 auto,6" lift.it has cai,4"strait exhaust and juice with attitude.93k miles.what are some common problems i can expect and what can be done to prevent them(other than normal maint)?i dropped well over 7k in my 03(u-joints,axle seals,brakes,clutch,transfer case,etc..) just before selling it and prefer to catch things before they happen(if possible) on this one.any tricks on keeping an automatic living?

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Old 06-04-2010, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My 06 has been pretty bullet proof so far, 75,000 on her and over half that towing, small water leaks, but just loose clamps, thats it for mine.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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any tricks on keeping an automatic living?
Keep the trans cool, don't abuse it and change the fluid on a regular basis. The 48re will handle a stock engine pretty well....add too much HP to the engine the trans will be on borrowed time.
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Heard of a lot of gauge clusters going out on the '06's, but what can you do to prevent that? Filter your fuel with a drop-in Baldwin 7797 at least; I believe Bosch specs a minimum of 2 microns on these injectors and typical filters only do 5.
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06's are the worst at having TC problems. There was a HUGE bad batch of them or something... I have noticed a lot more 06's TC's go out then other year models. Other than that watch your injectors. Keep them clean!
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i appreciate the input and advice.thanks
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Don't mean to jump in on someone else's thread BUT if you just bought a used truck and no idea if the injectors are clean or dirty; how would you know and how (if possible) can they be cleaned?

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Don't mean to jump in on someone else's thread BUT if you just bought a used truck and no idea if the injectors are clean or dirty; how would you know and how (if possible) can they be cleaned?

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Not really talking cleaning the injectors literally, he means keep your fuel "clean" with better filtration. Bosch recommends 2 micron filtration for common rail injectors and your stock fuel filter is 5 micron.
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this is weird, ive allways herd the 07 and early 07 5.9's were the best of the bunch as far as common rails go.
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nah 04.5 and 05 are the best.. LOL
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Not really talking cleaning the injectors literally, he means keep your fuel "clean" with better filtration. Bosch recommends 2 micron filtration for common rail injectors and your stock fuel filter is 5 micron.
But because the truck had 50k miles on it when I bought and no clue what the original owner did with it, is there anything I should do besides the new fuel filter? i.e. the injectors? Sourced a Baldwin 2 micron today.

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