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Old 08-28-2010, 08:42 AM
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how to make the 6.0 bulletproof

i hope this thread gets alot of hits. i am wondering what mods need to be done to this 6.0 to make it strong enough to handle whatever i throw at it. so far i have come up with a few things that need to be replaced but im not sure how neccesary they all are. im looking for yalls help on this one. dont take the advice from me im still learning.

parts that need to be adressed:
high-pressure oil pump (i want to upgrade it)
oil cooler rebuild or replace
arp head studs (strongly recommended)
head gasket (i heard there was a carbon fiber one but cant find it)
egr upgrade or delete kit

i would also like to upgrade the fuel/water seperator system. any ideas on that

these are the parts i think need to be replaced to make this engine go the distance. can yall give me some advice and help us out. is this a good list??? any thing that could be added or even taken out???
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What year is the truck? That will help tell us know how to make better suggestions.
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I have an 05-f-250 with a 6.0 and I am looking to get it up to speed on other things as well, any insight would be great
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Youve got the list pretty well nailed down to make the 6.0 bulletproof.

The only thing I would suggest is leave the stock HPOP alone. There is no need to upgrade it whatsoever.
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mine is an 03. i saw in the lastest issue of diesel power them doing a 6.0 rebuild and they replaced the hpop but it did not say why. what are yalls ideas on an upgraded fuel water seperator system. or fuel cleaning system
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mine is an 03. i saw in the lastest issue of diesel power them doing a 6.0 rebuild and they replaced the hpop but it did not say why. what are yalls ideas on an upgraded fuel water seperator system. or fuel cleaning system
If you change your filters 10k heavy pulling and 15k everyday driving and use Ford filters you will be fine and if you do not have one of these i would get one Diesel Technician Society + a fuel pressure gauge to see what you are running low pressure KILLS injectors.
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thanks stroker. after alittle research i found this. how to change fuel filters.

http://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/D...ence-Guide.pdf

obviously changing fuel filters is not somthing you want to forget about. hopefully this site will help and they got some really good prices

are these two filters the only ones you need to change??

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Old 08-29-2010, 12:26 PM
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mine is an 03. i saw in the lastest issue of diesel power them doing a 6.0 rebuild and they replaced the hpop but it did not say why. what are yalls ideas on an upgraded fuel water seperator system. or fuel cleaning system
That was just because the were demoing a product. There are HPOP upgrades out there but you dont need them. Theres trucks running around with 340cc injectors and stock HPOPs
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thanks stroker. after alittle research i found this. how to change fuel filters.

http://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/D...ence-Guide.pdf

obviously changing fuel filters is not somthing you want to forget about. hopefully this site will help and they got some really good prices

are these two filters the only ones you need to change??
Yes there are only 2 filters the one on the frame rail is a little hard to do and a little messy just get a large pan like a garbage can lid and for the first time have less than half a tank of fuel and the nose down hill a little sometimes they will keep running fuel so you may have to be quick and at this time replace that plug with the new one. When you get them change turn on the key 3 times for 15 seconds each time to prime the fuel system then you should be good to go.
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After looking at what you posted that looks like a 2 wheel drive, a 4x4 is a little harder check it out before you start.

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I have an 2006 with the 6.0 and i love it. Its actually a great engine thats makes alot of power, its just been given a bad reputaion. Most of the problems in the 6.0 come from abuse, not changing the fluids, or poor maintance. They are known for egr failures and a few other things with all the emisions crap and they do make a bullet proof kit do deal with that. I guess It doesnt matter what brand Diesel truck you buy, Ford, Dodge, or Chevy IMO they are all great trucks.
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