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Old 04-29-2013, 10:04 AM
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Threw a rod, Golf ball size hole. Build thread

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.
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I would have warren diesel do the injectors because they have alot of experience with them. It would cost alittle more but you know that they are done right and his customer service is awsome.
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The good thing about Jesse's injectors is he doesn't plug spill ports anymore. That sucks that you put a rod through the block though. There's always the option of Carillo Rods but they have a hefty price tag along with them.
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If this was a 7.3 with PMR's or a very high horsepower 6.0 build, I'd say upgrade. But the bottom end (including the rods) on these motors is pretty stout. I haven't heard if many people who have windowed a 6.0 block.
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I windowed mine, it was from an over rev. I went with a 24v vs another ford.

Get the block at least honed with new bearings if it doesn't need bored. Then the usual head studs and what not. I would get it hot tanked as well. Clean all the crap out of the water jackets and oil passages.

I would pass on the fass and use a fuel lab pump with filter and separator. They are just as frowned on as the ad2. And make a regulated return system to manage pressure.

Another vote for warren injectors, had two sets from him and never had a problem.
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Another vote for Warren.. on the injectors.
I was actually going to swap in a Cummins but decided against it to save me a few headaches...LoL
Gooduck w your buildup!
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nah you dont need rods for what you wanna do and another vote for warren
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You may just want to contact blackwater engines or Asheville, get the long block from them
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nah you dont need rods for what you wanna do and another vote for warren
Is Warren a one man show? Or a decent company? Also where can I contact Warren and does he do the DIY injector upgrade?

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You may just want to contact blackwater engines or Asheville, get the long block from them
What's the difference in blocks? My mechanic has a block sitting around I'm picking up for cheap so I have a work hog again
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Is Warren a one man show? Or a decent company? Also where can I contact Warren and does he do the DIY injector upgrade?
Not a one man show and as far as I know doesn't do DIY.




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