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Old 07-12-2012, 06:30 PM
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I have searched this forum over the past week and acquired alot of insight into the 6.0. I have an 05 350 SRW CC with a 6 inch lift and 35's. Performance wise I only have a Volant Ram Air and Magnaflow 4in Exhaust. I purchased the truck for our family and the future(We want to buy a travel trailer in the future) and currently only pull a 21 ft. ski boat.

I have read about the common problems associated with the 6.0 and want to know if I should "Bulletproof" my truck with the current setup. I don't plan on adding a programmer to the truck and only want an Edge CTS for the gauges. Not sure if doing the work on the Oil Cooler, EGR and Head Bolts would be a waste since I don't plan on upgrading the HP and torque from what it currently is.

Sorry for the long write up, but couldn't find someone in a similar situation on the forum. Any insight is appreciated.
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My buddy has a 6.0 and it was 100% stock and in great running condition.
When they pulled the heads to do new gaskets and studs (just for fun) they found 6 cracks in one head and 4 in the other.

My other buddy blew the egr and cracked his heads on his stock 6.0 a number of years ago as well.

If you plan to keep the thing long term fix it up on your terms before it blows up and forces the issue
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if the funds are there definitly wouldnt hurt to bullet proof it since your planning on pulling and would also get an all metal cold side cac tube since they tend to crack or blow out, dont chance something holding when your on the road with a camper and family it has ended poorly for a few people and thats where the 6.0 gets the bad name from. studs, upgraded egr and a small tune will be good insurance for reliability and added mpgs
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Thanks for the reply's guys. Great info and I will now see where my funds are to start the bulletproof process


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