Originally Posted by taylor1
Thanks guys! I have been reading a lot on the 6.0 and been tempted to do the procedures that need to be done. I'm still under warranty and that is the only reason it hasn't been done. What would it cost PowerstrokeTech82787 to do a complete like you suggested? Thanks again!
Id do it myself i get 50 an hour less than any shop or dealership and id turn the truck around in a week. Im guessing you own a tow fleet or have a body shop. The 6.0 cab i take them off its fast and easy to do the head studs. If you go to a dealership they charge you customer pay rate to do head studs or actual time. you pay for gaskets and labor. Where i work for a dealership id get the discount on gaskets and while im in there id change the stand pipes with the updated ones, along with the dummy plugs. Those you usually get 75k out of and the updated ones which are the same as what comes stock with the 4.5 LCFs, ive installed them and never seen the truck back for another high pressure oil leak. STC bracket on the back of the pump is like a quick disconnect fitting they usually wiggle lose i replace that with the bracket kit and o rings, that again after replacing doesnt come back for a high pressure oil leak concern.
If you have to run DOT inspection, id suggest the bullet proof egr cooler since some DOT officers here in ny like to put stops before bridges and tool booths like once a month and if they open the hood and find your egr cooler/egr valve is missing instant fine. i also change oil coolers while im in doing cash pay head gaskets warranty doesnt want to cover it unless you write it up for a severe failure etc... Ive installed the bullet proof egr cooler and havent seen 1 back for a failed one. Ive also installed sinister egr delete kits on lifted trucks with modifications out the ***.
Look online for prices on ARP head studs, Sinister EGR delete, Bullet Proof Diesel 6.0 Egr Cooler, and that will show the price of parts+shipping.
Like i said before you take care of those common engine failures before they become a failure, and all you have to deal with then are injectors, turbo cleanings, and ficm.