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alright, my friend. your problem is not a rare occurrence to say the least.
here's what you want to do to make your 6.0l a little more reliable in a time and cost effective manner:
-stc solid one piece fitting
-updated stand pipes and rail plugs
-updated oil cooler kit
-sct x3 tuner (optional. but trust me. it will make the most out of that delete)
aside from the stand pipes and rail plugs (an absolute must, unless you enjoy being stranded), the rest of those items are mostly overlap, since the intake needs to come off to get to them, and you'll have the intake off to install the egr delete anyways.
also, as mentioned, coolant flush with cat ec1 replacing the gold stuff. a coolant filtration kit would also be a great idea at this time to keep that new oil cooler in good shape.
that should just about cover it. it sounds like a lot, but you'll be thankful you did it now while you were already in there. these parts fail. it's just a matter of time
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