Well guys, as 1puglife on youtube would say, my truck is dinked. It's all chooched out
Anyway, not this coming week, but the next I'll be taking my truck in for the head gaskets and what have you. Just a few questions for y'all out there;
Has anyone used Quick Tricks Auto for their gaskets and/or replacement heads? They seem pretty cheap (Gaskets @ 155/ea and new Heads @ 800/ea if I remember correctly). Are the OEM parts or aftermarket?
Secondly, my FICM is choochin it at about 35v on start up so while I have everything apart I'll fix it. My oil cooler deltas are usually 10* apart but while I'm in there, what the hell right? Has anyone ever used the Dorman replacements? I can get a hell of a deal on them. Right now on Amazon the FICM is like $116 shipped and the oil cooler is $121 shipped. That's cheap! I could possibly even get it cheaper than that. But regardless I hear mixed things about dorman, anyone ever tried either of those products?
I think I'm also going to go ahead and do a coolant filter. Which one do you guys recommend? Sinister or Dieselsite or? I'm also going to do the flush and switch to cat EC-1 and blah blah. I don't ever want to have to take this engine apart again.
Also what about STC fitting, stand pipes, dummy plugs, etc. Y'alls input would be real helpful. Thanks!!!!
2005 F250 SD SCLB. OEM Gaskets, ARP HeadStuds, EGR Delete. BulletProof Diesel 6-phase 58v FICM. Sinister Coolant Filter. STC Fitting, Blue Spring, Stand Pipes and Dummy Plugs. 35" Cooper Discovers on Ford Factory Rims. GlowShift Max Tow gauges. 3" Lift. SCT Livewire (Canned Tunes at the moment, soon to be Looney Tuned). Kensun 6000k Headlights & Foglights. Zoodad Mod. Problem child