Head gaskets - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-01-2011, 04:23 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: surprise, az
Posts: 365
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Head gaskets

Ok I blew my studded head gaskets(black onyx)... Truck uses about 2 gallons of water a day now. Any suggestions on better gaskets? Also what's it cost ballpark for heads to get milled and checked?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-01-2011, 04:46 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 1,057
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Were they checked the first time you did them?

Lots of people say that the factory gaskets are best, but if you properly check the heads you should be good.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 09-01-2011, 04:49 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 1,057
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Also, to get my heads milled, magnafluxed, new valve seats, 1 new valve, and the rest re- ground, it cost around $700.00.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 09-01-2011, 04:54 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: surprise, az
Posts: 365
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No I didn't get them checked by anyone but ford. I will be taking them to a local diesel shop for them to be gone through this time. What are stock gaskets rated for hp wise? I do have some extra power.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 09-01-2011, 05:05 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 1,057
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Thats hard to quantify. I think the 6.0 horsepower record was made with stock gaskets, but that doesn't mean that they last any longer. (Any race motor gets rebuilt often)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 09-01-2011, 05:06 PM
BACKYARDIGAN


 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Huntington, WV
Posts: 4,426
Thanks: 26
Thanked 70 Times in 46 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Well the guy who has built the most powerful 6.0L (that I have heard of being at 1000hp) used the oem head gaskets. I had mine milled, pressure checked, magnafluxed, flatness and straight checked, valve job, and new guides and seals installed and it cost me just under $1000.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 09-01-2011, 08:06 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 351
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Odds are the block and heads were not properly cleaned or the head was out of spec. Not saying the gaskets cant fail but I assure you if the heads were torqued properly there is more than likely another reason.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 09-01-2011, 08:10 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: IOWA
Posts: 2,542
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to 2003kingranch
id go stock gaskets. it seems like the black ones are dropping like fly's. heres Shawn Ellerton's truck its got stock gaskets

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 09-03-2011, 10:27 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: surprise, az
Posts: 365
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
so stock gaskets are the way to go? what is everyone else running?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 09-03-2011, 10:37 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,863
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
OE gaskets for sure!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors