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Location: Cypress, TX
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It's kind of a crap shoot!! From what everyone on the forum says, as well as many other 6.0 owners I know, EGR Delete, Oil Cooler Rebuild, ARP Studs, headgaskets and an SCT Tuner and the motor is almost bulletproof!! The stock injectors are going to fail over time, they just do, so you may want to consider upgrading the injectors at this time as well. That can add quite a bit to the cost, but should not add too much additional labor if any. Just depends on who is doing the work. I can't advise you on which injectors are the best, as I really dont know, still doing some research on them.
Another common problem with the 6.0 is the FICM, as you have probably already heard, but there is a post on here on the re-solder procedure that several members have done themselves, seems to take care of the problem.
I personally have not done any of the above yet, but like I said, I am planning on it soon. I debated on the extened warranty for a while as well, but got a copy of the contract and read all the fine print and decided for me it just was not worth it. Most of the problems I have had with my truck so far would not have been covered as they are normal wear items. Shocks, Wheel Hub / Bearing, Carrier Bearing, Ball Joint, Brake Caliper, Brake Pads and Rotors.
The way I looked at the Warranty was this. I could spend 2k on the warranty, or for another $800 or $1000, I could make the truck as bulletproof as possible, and do a few mods at the same time!! My decision was also based on the fact that I manage a high performance shop, we dont work on diesels, but I know alot of people in the business, so I get parts pretty cheap, and if I can't do the repair in my shop, I make a few calls and can usually get a pretty good break on labor from another shop, if they even charge me labor at all.