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post #1 of 14 Old 02-16-2010, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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New to Forums not new to 6.0 problems

hey guys hope I am able to share some of my experinces and learn from yours.
I have a 2004 F250 with the 6.0L Since I bought it in 05 around the 50k miles I started having EGR valve problems. Since then in and out of the shop for the EGR valve. At about 110k miles started blowing white smoke and losing coolant. So I replaced the EGR cooler and cleaned the EGR valve. Right now the damn thing is in the shop with 117k miles needing head gaskets, oil cooler, egr cooler, and new resevior. Also while it is there it will get a new Y exhaust pipe. So $4500 later my question is am I just throwing money at parts or am I actually fixing the problem?
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The only fix is head studs and an EGR delete.

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The only fix is head studs and an EGR delete.
While I personally have went that route you might get lucky and have a champ after the fact. The best way to make a 6.0 bulletproof as possible is what Ryan said.

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While I personally have went that route you might get lucky and have a champ after the fact. The best way to make a 6.0 bulletproof as possible is what Ryan said.
I totally agree! Make it a "Stud!"

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6.0's only have 10 head bolts per head, which is not nearly enough. installing arp studs give better clamping force and tentsile strength with high cylinder pressures (tuners, big injectors, turbos ect) get rid of the egr system and stud it and you pretty much eliminate 2 major problem areas of the 6.0
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hey fordmasterdieseltech what about that ficm swap from 550 to 250 will it work
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yes it is the same ficm and it will work
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Thanks for the replys. My questioin about the studs. My 250 is stock with no performance upgrades.... so the factory head bolts are not good enough. I would think the studs would be needed if there were performance upgrades. I have considered the delete kit and will research more. Thanks fellas.
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stock trucks fail, modded trucks fail, its a poor design with only 10 head bolts. the new 6.7 ford diesel has 5 bolts per cylinder for a total of 20 per head, food for thought
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I like my 05 powerstroke but have the same concerns about gaskets blowing and EGR deleting but I'm not a tool guy. I think it would be cheaper to do the mods than trading it in for a 6.4 PS but maybe not. Having all the work done would run about how much at a dealer? Thanks for your input guys.
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