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Old 10-24-2010, 10:28 AM
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I have been learning about the problems that the 6.0 has. I just purchased an 04 6.0 and after reading the many comments, I feel an upgrade of the head studes, egr and oil cooler seems to be a nessiccity. After these upgrades come the fun stuff...am I wrong in my thinking? Any advice will be greatly appreciated...
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You're on the right track.

Do a lot of reading on here and other sites so you get all the other "little" things while you're in there. You listed the biggies though.
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There are different effective ways you can to with the egr system.
Spend the money for a delete kit
Weld block a block plate on the egr cooler and or Unplug the egr valve.

^^These will all prevent exhaust flow.

Or Spend the money on the Bullet Proof EGR cooler replacement. The system will still flow but cooler will not fail.


Canceling the exhaust flow through the egr system is preferred.


$398 ARP
6.0L Powerstroke Stud Kit
This is the cheapest I have found for ARP studs.
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Thanks for the info. Guess I need to hit the books again....
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You have a very good start. I would also suggest getting gauges before the performance mods start. IMHO stock trucks need gauges.
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My cool friend had same problem had done repairs on injectors, glow plugs. The mechanic told him it is common problem with 6.0L. Since I learn that they had fixed the problem on late 05 model. So wondering if my 06 PSD already modified and corrected the problem so I don't have to do modification? Or still having same problem anyway?

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I have been learning about the problems that the 6.0 has. I just purchased an 04 6.0 and after reading the many comments, I feel an upgrade of the head studes, egr and oil cooler seems to be a nessiccity. After these upgrades come the fun stuff...am I wrong in my thinking? Any advice will be greatly appreciated...
Head studs and gaskets are not a forgone conclusion. I suggest you get an Edge insight and monitor what is going on with your ECT and EOT to get a feel for the condition of your oil cooler. If the temps look ok then I would flush it good with VC-9 and then with Restore to get the silicate residue out. Fill it with a good ELC coolant. Do whatever you are going to do with the egr cooler (delete or replace with Bulletproof cooler). Get your SCT and Tunes. The chances are good that with the ELC coolant and the egr cooler addressed your head gaskets will last for quite a long time. If the money is burning a hole in your pocket and you just want to replace the head gaskets and have it studded to get it out of the way there is no problem doing that but I'd hold off till they were needed. I ran my truck for 2.5 yrs with hot tunes with no studs or gasket issues.

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My cool friend had same problem had done repairs on injectors, glow plugs. The mechanic told him it is common problem with 6.0L. Since I learn that they had fixed the problem on late 05 model. So wondering if my 06 PSD already modified and corrected the problem so I don't have to do modification? Or still having same problem anyway?

DHB
What problems are you referring to? Injector stiction is a known issue with these motors. I believe it is related to varnish build up from running dino oil and that running a good synthetic will prevent that from happening. If you start to develop injector stiction 2 bottles of Rev-X in your oil will cure it 99.9% of the time. I am not aware of any issue with glow plugs.

Your 06 has some upgrades from the 03-04 but there are still others that should be done depending on what work you are doing. If you have to rebuild the oil cooler it is a good idea to replace the STC fitting on the HPOP and the dummy plugs in the heads. Also the screen for the HPOP reservoir under the oil cooler.

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Thanks for the new direction. No, I do not have money burning my pocket as most of us, so looking at this picture will save a dollars until I can figure out what is going on. Thanks again..
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Lots of info on here.....
EGR delete
replace oil cooler
install coolant filter (prevents oil cooler from clogging again)
ccv mod (redirects crankcase gases through a filter, then back to the intake)
fuel pressure regulator spring update (longevity of injectors)
arp studs
vr or black onyx head gaskets gaskets

Look around..... I love this place. Before you know it, you will be an expert on your engine.
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Lots of info on here.....
EGR delete
replace oil cooler
install coolant filter (prevents oil cooler from clogging again)
ccv mod (redirects crankcase gases through a filter, then back to the intake)
fuel pressure regulator spring update (longevity of injectors)
arp studs
vr or black onyx head gaskets gaskets

Look around..... I love this place. Before you know it, you will be an expert on your engine.
Installing a coolant filter is a good idea but it is no guarantee that the oil cooler won't clog again. You need to switch to an ELC coolant and get rid of the Ford Gold coolant. That is the source of the poroblem. Ask Evil Eye how many oil coolers he went through AFTER he installed a coolant filter.
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