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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-15-2020, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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looking to buy 06 mega

New to this forum forgive me I know this has been discussed a bunch. Im looking to get an 06 mega with 5.9.
Has just over 200k, trans was just rebuilt 48re firepunk competition master rebuild kit.
I am not sure about what else has been done. Though the rebuilt kit suggests tuning.
This would be a daily driver putting 20k miles a year on it mainly highway and will end up towing a 33' trailer.
Looking through the forums I will check out the suspension, look for choo choo out of oil cap, verify tach is working, and check out the brake lines and fuel lines. Am I missing anything? Am i able to expect a lot more life out of her with the proper maintenance and filtration etc. Thanks in advance.

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Good fuel filtration is a must. Keep an eye on injectors. Front suspension and steering components can wear fast.

No real need to crank up horsepower. Get it dialed in and let er eat.

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Good fuel filtration is a must. Keep an eye on injectors. Front suspension and steering components can wear fast.

No real need to crank up horsepower. Get it dialed in and let er eat.
Thank you looking at it tomorrow. Anyway to tell injectors health?
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Take a read of the buyers guide or other documents. Also, searching around on this site should yield answers to most any question. Newbies guide has a lot of good information too.

https://www.genosgarage.com/tech_info

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I have a 06 mega cab
201000 miles. Been a great truck. Changed water pump at 175654. Original trans. I pull a 30ft tt
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Thank you everyone. I have been reading as much as I can find on the forum. I did read the newbie guide. Which led to a search of bob the oil guy tests on fuel additives. Was one of the coldest few days here so couldn’t go check truck.
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I have a 06 Mega, 176k Original Trans. As stated above, add good fuel filtration, if it doesn't have it already. These trucks are a little heavier so got to keep up with front end suspension. Best things I have done for the front end are Dynatrac Ball Joints, 09 steering upgrade with Fox Racing steering stabilizer, still have original steering box which could use to be done, but she ain't too bad. I run Opti-lube summer and winter, switching between seasonal formulas.
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I have a 2006 crew cab DRW 4x4 G56 she is a Beast. Fuel Filtration is a must.

Changed out my injectors for BBI .5 Tow injectors at 154k.
Now I run fuel filtration to the OCD Level
1. All fuel goes thru my 75 gallon transfer tank which has a 2 inch by 3 foot Tank Snake for water absorption with magnet https://b3cfuel.com/wp-content/uploa...ll-sheet-1.pdf then my Transfer filter is a Baldwin PF10-CS Water Absorbing Fuel Storage Tank Element.
2. Once in my OEM Tank I have a Large Fleetguard screen if I ever fill directly to the tank.
3. Then My GDP Fuel Boss Mechanical Pump.
4. Next Up is a Baldwin BF 1212 Water separator
5. Donaldson DBF 5814 or DBF 5817 fuel filter
6. Factory position Baldwin PF7977 Fuel/Water Separator Element
7. Last But not least Cat 416-1225 for the Ultimate insurance.
Also Run Optilube XDP additive which is a Demulsifier which improves filter separation of Water.

Check the dirty filer pic out as I ran one of these on my 1999 7.3L and filled up from only high volume stations an it looked like that in 3 to 4 months. Freaked me out.
https://www.dieselsite.com/dieselsit...separator.aspx

The rest is paying attention to Her. She will Last longer than you if you take care of her. No DPF, EGR, and with the right upgrades will pull more than you would want to.
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Thatnks billywhite and utahtrapper.
Wow that's a lot of filtration. I Did read up on opti lube and that's def what I will run if I bring her home. She will be well maintained
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Well I looked at the truck today spent a while going over it. No loose suspension, steering box has bracket and there's a fox steering stabilizer. Trucks got 5 inchť exhaust and no cat.
Factory injectors. Tiny puff of black smoke at start up, runs nice and smooth. No rot anywhere I can see. Followed brake lines and fuel lines even. Oil pan is a little wet, radiator has leak looks like and needs tires. Interiors is mint. He's running a tuner on it should I be nervous about that especially with factory injectors. Trucks got 196k. There is no added filters he runs a Baldwin and that's it.
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Take a read of the buyers guide or other documents. Also, searching around on this site should yield answers to most any question. Newbies guide has a lot of good information too.

https://www.genosgarage.com/tech_info
Great read thank you!
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What kind of tuner? Any extra gauges/monitors he has been using?

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