Okay, so after my turbo shaft breaking, attempting to rebuild the turbo and failed, bought a used turbo, a week later I shoot a rod through my block. Why? I'm not really sure, but I do have an injector that you could obviously tell it was going out, skipping on idle, extra thud ect act, my theory is the the injector hydrolocked that cylinder and the rod was like "F it, I'm outta here"
So now I'm left with a hole and the debate is upgrade rods?
I have read a lot about this and from what I hear the lower end of the engine is flawless, most of the time, and that not a whole lot of people change rods if it's a daily driver. What are my options for replacing my rods that's reasonable?
Also while I have my engine and truck apart I am wanting to do some things to improve it's longetivity. Knowing the 6.0 lacks in fuel, I'm wanting to put in:
-RiffRaff's Blue Fuel Spring mod w/cover for $62.81
-Innovative Diesel's FASS 95GPH fuel system for $630.80
-Ed's FICM repair that's outta a town here in Iowa (Tuning it with Atlas 40) $150
-Elite Diesel Engineering's Stage 1/1.5 DIY Injector Kit for $950
Doing those few, but costly, things SHOULD cure the 6.0. As every 6.0 owner knows you should never assume with these heffers
I am open to your opinions, advice, and other ways to go about this. I'll be updating this during and after the build.