Originally Posted by jerseyredneck1
Thanks for the info. I didn't realize that you didn't take the truck to a Ford dealer, you took it to a speed shop. Also, did you have a definite failure before your head stud job? You mentioned that your heads were warped. Was this just from normal use? Please forgive me if I ask any silly questions about these 6.0s because I owned an F-350 with a 7.3 for ten years and it was bullet-proof.
How much did you get charged to have the body taken off to access the heads or did your mechanic do it some other way?
I plan on putting a Banks Power Pack kit on my truck eventually but don't want to worry about blowing head gaskets.
Cab did come off and that is considered in the charge of the labor for the headstuds. My heads were in bad shape, they had to machine about .003 i believe off of the pass. side heads, I can't remember what they had to do with the other side. In all honesty I would go with something that you can custom tune as you can get a lot of different tunes that fit different applications and it's going to be better to make sure everything is compensated for even if you don't do the bigger modifications and some of the off the shelf stuff doesn't do it. I can speak from experiance as I came from having the Bully Dog setup before the SCT(rather or not that tuner caused my head problems I don't know, it could have been that way from the factory, but I wouldn't rule it out). Just from my own experiance get something custom for the programming and if you decide to upgrade later you have that option(none of the Bans programming products allows for bigger modifications that I'm aware of, that might have changed but I doubt it).