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Anyone had issues with Bulletproofing?

I have a bone stock 03 6.0L with 230K miles that needs injectors and some other minor work. The mechanic said he sees no signs of head gasket failure but I was wondering should I get the HG and studs done while in there or wait until if there are any problems if there will be any. Has anyone had problems AFTER bulletproofing that was directly related to the work/parts?


The other work needed is IC boots, radiator, turbo cleaning, updated oil cooler (and leaks around), turbo feed lines.

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the work to access an injector isn't huge

I would wait on the HG's if it were mine

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the work to access an injector isn't huge

I would wait on the HG's if it were mine
Yup I would drive it, why fix something that's not broke............


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The issue when you get into HG's is the prep work on the heads (decking and ensuring they are completely flat, and void of any cracks), and the use of OEM gaskets and ARP studs. Take a short cut, and you are 100% sure you'll be back in there again.

What I would be looking at in your case, is what caused the injectors to fail?

Check the FICM voltage, check your fuel pressure at WOT, and for water/debris in your fuel system.
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I presume the injectors are original that is why they are going out. There were 4 bad ones diagnosed by Ford but I have it at an independent diesel performance shop now. The previous owner said they were replaced 50k miles ago but promised yet never was able to give me the receipt so not sure. The shop said abusing injectors can kill them in 50k but my my FICM is good and I think they both checked my fuel pressure (getting blue spring mod anyway), fresh OEM filters just installed (when bought).

If there aren't any problems with HG at this point do you think they are good to go for another 50K+ miles or can they be weakened?

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