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Old 07-23-2009, 03:32 PM
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What else should I do while in for headstuds?

Like the title sais....

I'm working on getting the truck paid off. Once thats done its going in for studs and EGR delete. I'm just wondering what else I should have done while its in there. By the time it goes in I will already have the Turbo Back Exhaust, guages and SCT on. My main concern is what else would be recommend to have them do while they are in there. I rather get it all done at once.

I'm not looking to build a drag truck, or sled puller, just a strong dependable truck that I can drive for a long time.

Any info, suggestions or comments would br greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:35 PM
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hmmm cant think of anything else there gonna replace the gaskets right?
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:59 PM
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Honetly if you want a bullet proof truck besides head studs and egr delete probably wouldn't be a bad idea to do a oil cooler delete too while your at it and are you doing egr valve and egr cooler delete?
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IF you know someone with a scanner that can read data PIDS I would have them compare coolant temp (ECT) and engine oil temp (EOT) while driving under a load. If the temps differ by 15 degrees or more I would replace the oil cooler because it is restricted. Also I would seperate the turbo and clean the vanes, unison ring, and housing to prevent sticking vanes in the future.
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I know a few things about the 6.0s but I don't have any over technical hands on experience with the motor yet. But if you are yankin the cab off and doing all that, how much harder is it to go ahead and do the injectors or new heads? Not sure what the budget is, but something to look into.
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Turbo, injectors, fluidnamper, RR Kit all that stuff should be done while your doing the studs if you plan on doing that stuff in the future. The shop shouldn't charge you anything extra for labor, you should just have to pay for the cost of the components. Now would be the time to do it, if you're going to.
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A RR kit is a good idea.
MAKE SURE you get the heads checked.
When I had mine done I also put on the head coolant lines I think they are some cheap insurance.
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A RR kit is a good idea.
MAKE SURE you get the heads checked.
When I had mine done I also put on the head coolant lines I think they are some cheap insurance.

They will be checked. Looks like it will be going to TruckSourceDiesel for the install. They already told me:

There are a few dealerships out there that will replace the studs under warranty but we have actually found it takes a little more than that to consistently end the leaking problem. We have found that well over half of the cylinder heads are not flat enough or have a good enough RA value to seal the multi layer steel headgaskets that a 6.0 has. So even with the highest clamping force in the world, some would still leak. To solve this we have a machine shop mill the heads to our specs and put a nice surface on them. We also take the chance to magnaflux and pressure test the heads to check for any cracks to prevent future problems.
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Still trying to gather all of my info. So far I'm going to be doing:

Headstuds
TSD's Head Machining Process (includes cleaning, magnafluxing, pressure test, vacuum test and surfacing to their specs)
Full EGR Delete
Updated STC fitting
Regulated Return fuel system
Coolant Recirc Lines
SCT Programmer w/custom tunes
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Add a coolant filter to the list
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