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Old 02-09-2011, 05:10 PM
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I've had my 2005 6.0 for 15,000 miles now and I finally am ready to go ahead and do some mods. I have a 4 inch turbo back on it that I installed 2 weeks ago, but now I'm kind of lost on what to do next . I know that sct is the preffered tuner for the 6.0. I think I want to go with the live wire and skip the whole gauge set up because I don't exactly have all the money in the world. I found a deal where I could get the livewire, 3 custom tunes, the monitor holder, and the egr probe for $550. Is that a good deal? Then if I get the livewire should I go ahead and do the headgaskets and studs as a preventative deal or just wait until they go out, and how do you know if you need to machine the heads or not? How hard is it to tell when you lose the head gasket? Is it easier to pull the engine out or the cab off when doing head gasket work? When I go to do the head work I was thinking about an egr delete as long as I have things apart. If I had the sct livewire couldn't I clear the codes and make it run right? What other replacements or improvements should I be looking to do when I have everything apart. I think all my injectors are good, but what about an oil cooler? Thanks for any help, I definitely need it.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:20 PM
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I would personally work on my engine first then do the mod's not the other way around. A tuner is cheap versus studs and gasket with the cab off. But if you over do it the wrong way once and there you find yourself doing the studs and gaskets. Like I'm doing is the gaskets and studs that way when I throw some nuts at it it can take it. Also remove the egr if you can get away with it ie.. emissions test or whoever else checks that kind of stuff in your state.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:26 PM
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Thanks for the help. I don't have to worry about emissions at all anything goes. Would my truck run with an egr delete on it without a sct? Wouldn't that turn on my check engine light?
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:33 PM
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I heard that you can have a program written to shut that off. Or I know for sure that you can get a program that will shut your egr permanently shut it off it's not as reliable as manually removing it. But it's better than nothing.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:34 PM
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And yes it will work or run after you remove the egr just get the proper kit for doing it.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:36 PM
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use the search bar at the top of the screen you can learn alot on here by just reading threw the 6.0 section
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15K on an 05 engine? Man that baby isn't even broke in yet. A word to the wise; If you are going to add a tune, especially a power tune, you would be smart in going deep first and make sure the heads are not cracked around the valve seats and the surface of the heads are true. The add ARP studs, EGR cooler delete would be the next logical approach.
15K on an 05, are you serious or is that how many miles you've put on it? Nevertheless, it would be smart to go inside first. Better to do it now as odds are you will do it later...
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:54 PM
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No it has 129,000 on it I just put the last 15,000 on it. I guess I'll have to try and get my dad to help me out on the cost of head studs.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:59 PM
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Hope you can do it yourself because if not it can cost $2500-$4500 for labor alone depending on labor rates and skill in you area. Now factor in the gaskets and studs and you can see how it adds up. Ching-Chang
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