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post #1 of 17 Old 10-30-2011, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Solution/ Black Onyx gaskets for my 6.0?

looking at the (6.0 Complete TOTAL Solution Kit for 6.0L Powerstroke (EGR Delete, Gaskets, Oil Cooler, & Studs) by Performance Machine & MFG.)... It looks like it has everything i need to solve the 6.0 problems and prev maintenance. only thing is it comes with black onyx head gaskets. I have been told in previous threads to stay away from black onyx and stick to OEM. I was never given a reason why to stay away from them. I have also seen some 6.0 owners sig's and they have them too. so on the account of me getting this solution kit or not. I need some insight on whats up with the black onyx head gaskets. Good or bad for my 6.0?

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I think the jury is still out on whether those head gaskets are bad. Everyone you run into will tell you not to get them and I figure it is good to listen to those who know. I know about a year and a half or so ago they were the greatest thing since sliced bread. However, now there have been some guys who have had their head gaskets fail after switching to them and they are getting the blame at the least. I think it has something to do with the black compound not being as good as the oem head gaskets. Either way, I went with OEM simply because the most powerful 6.0 I have heard of uses them and I havent heard of anyone complaining about the oem gaskets. This is one area that you do not want to skimp out on when doing this job. I understand the need to save where you can but I truely believe that you will be saving if you pay the extra coin for the oem head gaskets. JMO.

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They say if the gaskets fail they will replace them for free. Has any one had them fail on them before?


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There have been lots of failures and comebacks with the BO/VR gaskets. Stick to the oem gaskets.
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No I have the stock gaskets on it now. Should I buy the kit and leave my OEM on and throw the black onyx to the side?


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No you wouldnt want to reuse your current head gaskets. What you should do is get new oem gaskets and throw the black onyx head gaskets aside. JMO.

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Read this, it'll change your mind about considering the Black Onyx gaskets...

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Just get new OEM gaskets, machine/deck the heads, and put some ARP studs in her, along with the EGR delete of your choice..

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I'm running BO gaskets in my truck. Granted, they've only been in there for around 6k, but they've already been through hell.



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