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Major problem or Hidden Minor?

I'm looking into my buddys 08 6.4, and the major problem with it is... The engine has been torn apart. Omera did it and he decided not to fix it and somehow it got left apart. He said before omera ford ripped it apart, it ran fine. But on a trip from wyoming to pueblo Colorado, the engine shut down like it threw a code, then he let it cool down and it ran fine. When omera got into it they said it has both of the heads cracked, but he cannot see any physical damage. Hes an old friend and lives a ways away so i havent gotten to look at it. he suggested that i get new gaskets and piston rings. Im not familiar with the 6.4, so what does that original problem sound like to you?
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Bump, come on guys, i know someone has to have or had this same problem
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Sounds like it went into limp mode, to protect itself. The codes need to be read to gain a better understanding, many things will cause it. I Have not heard anything about cracked heads either.
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If you don't have an understanding of it, I'd maybe pass it along to someone that does. The high pressure fuel system in this engine is capable of making pressures upwards of 30,000psi. The second you do something wrong there, it can kill you.

As for the original problem, sounds like it went into engine protection strategy, likely from an EGT overtemp issue. If it got hot enough to shut the truck down, there is the possibility that it could have heat-cracked things. There may not be any visible cracks, I would have the heads sent out and checked at a machine shop.

I'm not trying to come off as a dink, but safety first... Not much sense in getting killed over something like a vehicle repair.

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