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I did it myself. Truck has 101077 miles - just out of warranty - figures - and FORD would not consider doing it under warranty even though it was so close.
I will say that doing the STC is not a job to be taken lightly. If your not an experienced diesel mechanic on the 6.0L then I would try to find one.
It took me 4 days because I went very slow and made sure that I had everything laid out and each bolt/nut bagged and tagged. I also have the FORD Service Manual DVD for the truck, and a few new tools that are not cheap to ensure that I removed and reinstalled things in the correct order and with the correct torque. I would not have attempted this without the aid of the manual!!
FORD wanted to charge me around $3K, and after what I had to do, it would have been well worth the money if I did not have a grease monkey inside me.
All in all it probably cost me about $500, $42 of that being the STC kit, Anitfreeze, Oil, and new Ford oil filter, and the proper tools, including good Torque Wrench in inch pounds ($200) and and OTC IPR Socket ($50). By the way, dont try to buy a cheap $30 - $60 torque wrench that starts at 5 Ft Lbs and try to use if for 8 Ft Lb torques - they do not work at the lower and high ends unless you buy one that costs at least $150 and that is the low end of the good ones.
Read every thread out there if you are going to do it yourself, and then I would still get the manual, ask a lot of questions, take your time and be patient.