Hi my name is Joe, I have a 2004 F350 FX4 shortbed with the 6.0L. Just clicked over 177,000 mile yesterday and getting ready to rebuild the top end. I've owned my truck since '07 when I bought it with 60k miles, since then she has pulled horse trailers, enclosed trailers, backhoes, you name it she's probably towed it. Luckily the only thing I have had to do thus far is replace injectors #5 & #7, which blew on me pulling the grade out of Albuquerque with my enclosed trailer in the dead middle of a hot summer day. Managed to limp her all the way back to home in AZ, replace them and she was back to new.
Currently I'm running the Edge programmer with juice, CAT delete, no muffler and just started gathering up parts for the rebuild. I have recently purchased a MBRP 3.5" down pipe, Sinister EGR delete, Black ONYX head gaskets, ARP studs and all the other neccesary gaskets for the top. Figured I would replace the water pump and a few other odds and ends while I had the motor out as well.
So now I'm down to getting some injectors, I've been looking into the Pensacola Diesel Injectors, specifically the 40HP injectors. Looking for some feedback on if anybody has had luck with them or have something different. My goal is to have a truck with a little extra kick but still tow down the road, not looking to build a drag truck or a sled puller. If anybody has any other info on upgrades while the motors out that would be appreciated as well. Thanks for the advice in advance.
P.S. don't worry the trans will get the beefy rebuild as well shortly, and when I do the motor I'll take lots of pics and do a write up as well for those looking to do their own rebuild.