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post #1 of 18 Old 10-01-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys my father and company i work for have had 6.0s and to my understanding the necessary problems to fix are head studs, injectors, and egr. I really need any more to add to the list whatt injectors to buy bc i want bigger after market and what tuner is best for the 6.0. I will most likely be buying one in the near future any help is welcome. thanks guys.
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Why would it be necessary to fix it..if it ain't broke? Yes the oem studs are basically tent pegs, the egr cooler and oil cooler are bottlenecks, but i would think it is not the injectors but rather the oil system that feeds the injectors....stc upgrade for late 04 and up, standpipes, dummy plugs, hpop screen. And this engine needs a full time babysitter. get a scanguage 2 or auto enginuity or something along those lines to monitor
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Why would it be necessary to fix it..if it ain't broke? Yes the oem studs are basically tent pegs, the egr cooler and oil cooler are bottlenecks, but i would think it is not the injectors but rather the oil system that feeds the injectors....stc upgrade for late 04 and up, standpipes, dummy plugs, hpop screen. And this engine needs a full time babysitter. get a scanguage 2 or auto enginuity or something along those lines to monitor
Ok let me correct you really quick. The stock bolts that hold the heads on are exactly that BOLTS not studs. Second 04's do NOT have the stc fitting. Third get a monitor. All are good. Dashboss if you have an iOS device. If not edge cs/cts or scangauge II. AE is diagnostic software that will read live data which is good to get if you plan on saving big money in the future on repairs and diagnosis's. Best programmer you could ever put on the 6.0 is an SCT with custom tunes from whichever tune writer you choose.

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Ok let me correct you really quick. The stock bolts that hold the heads on are exactly that BOLTS not studs. Second 04's do NOT have the stc fitting. Third get a monitor. All are good. Dashboss if you have an iOS device. If not edge cs/cts or scangauge II. AE is diagnostic software that will read live data which is good to get if you plan on saving big money in the future on repairs and diagnosis's. Best programmer you could ever put on the 6.0 is an SCT with custom tunes from whichever tune writer you choose.
yes i did mean bolts...the late model 04 does have the stc...but he wasnt specific in his post for me to tell which year he had
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No the late model 04 does not have the STC fitting. It has the old style 03 hpop which doesn't use it and has the new hpo rails that the newer models have. The 05's are the first year for the STC fitting do some research.

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No the late model 04 does not have the STC fitting. It has the old style 03 hpop which doesn't use it and has the new hpo rails that the newer models have. The 05's are the first year for the STC fitting do some research.
already done...i guess that since i have an 05 excursion with a late build 04 engine i didnt actually upgrade the stc fitting RIGHT?
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The 04 F series trucks with the 6.0 powerstroke do NOT have the STC fitting. The excursion is a different model therefore different options were available.

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i was under the impression that late build 04 and up HAD the stc fitting on the hpop that had an upgraded part available didnt matter if it was an ex, 250, 350...no?
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The stc fitting wasn't installed on the late build 04's unless your talking like dec 31 2004. 2005 was the year the STC was started. My truck has a build date of jan 11 2005 and had the stc fitting.

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i thought i read it was 2004.25 and up....i'll research and get back to you
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