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Well....My 6.0 Finally Blew~***

Well my 6.0 finally blew. I went to the Ford dealership and they were ready to tear it down. Anyway, this is no big surprise and it’s not the end of the world for me….luckily it’s still under the 5 year / 100,000 mile warranty. This started a few weeks back and I just cleaned it off this weekend….drove it pretty hard yesterday trying to make it puck and now it’s puck’en pretty good.

Any advice on who has the best price on ARP studs and EGR delete kit and any other information you may have while the cab’s off would be appreciated. Its funny how things turn out sometimes….I just made my last payment in January. I’ve been planning on selling my truck this summer and getting a new one. I don’t want to drop a pile of money in it, but I would like to do what’s right and fixing it for whoever gets it.
I don’t think any less of my 6.0 it’s been a “great truck” and has served me well. As far as dropping a few hundred dollars in it….I guess that’s why I didn’t get the option of the moon roof…it would have been about the same as the option of the ARP’s and the EGR delete kit later…lol

I’ll post photos of the process as it takes place…..

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Adam at First Coast Diesel Performance has a very good deal on black gaskets and studs, he also makes a sweet egr delete.....and he ships it FAST!

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I know jegs has had the best price on the studs, and ebey for the egr delete.

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I know jegs has had the best price on the studs, and ebey for the egr delete.
Any idea as to the preferred EGR delete kit? I think I can get ARP's for about $390.00 shipped...

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we prefer our EGR delete kit (naturally) and we have gaskets available.

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Does anybody know what quality the OEM head gaskets are from Ford? I just wanted to get out of this buying the ARP’s and EGR delete kit….

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The factory head gaskets are fine to use. If I was buying them myself I would buy the Black Onyx gaskets but if it is being done under warranty there is no reason not to use the factory gaskets.
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The factory head gaskets are fine to use. If I was buying them myself I would buy the Black Onyx gaskets but if it is being done under warranty there is no reason not to use the factory gaskets.
yep, if its under warranty, use OEM

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Just out of curiosity, how'd you make it do that? Normal driving, hard towing, performance tune? How many miles are on it?


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Just out of curiosity, how'd you make it do that? Normal driving, hard towing, performance tune? How many miles are on it?
How did I make it do that you ask?….the EGR and head-bolts are the weak link on the 6.0. It’s kind of funny; I was just talking to another member who had just had ARP’s and the EGR delete kit put in his truck under warranty at the Ford dealership. I was going to pay ½ the cost to do the cab lift and have this work done on my truck in a few months.

But sometimes a blind hog finds an acorn…and lady luck was on my side and the head-gaskets went on their own. In my opinion the 6.0 with this work complete is a bulletproof engine. I have thought of trading the truck and getting a new one….I’ll probably wait one year and see what the 6.7 does. It will be hard to believe, I will be happier from a performance standpoint over my 6.0 with the 4.30 TowBoss.

Anybody with any other information, I should know while the cab’s up let me know….

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