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Old 02-29-2012, 06:43 AM
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I need some help. I have an 04 6.0 and just got some bad news. The truck, which has been good so far, is in need of some expensive repairs. What I want to know is if anyone has done these repairs on their 6.0 and if the truck lasted after the repairs took place or if it was a downhill slide after that. The repairs needed are listed below:
New High Pressure Oil Pump
New Regulator
New injection pressure sensor
an oil cooler
and an EGR delete.

Now the shop tells me that in a month there is a high likely hood that I will need to replace some injectors due to metal shards tearing through the screen on the regulator. I just don't want to drop $5000 on this truck, which has 200,000 miles on it, only to be in the shop for bigger or equal issues soon after this repair. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:23 PM
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are your headgaskets ok? if you are going to go that deep...its almost worth going with a long block with a warranty....i guess it depends on if the rest of the truck is in good shape. If you plan on keeping the truck another 5 years....fix it, if not, sell it and unload it. I am in a similar situation right now, i have an 04 crew cab with 163k on it....needs head studs, gaskets, egr cool, oil cooler, plus i am gonna do a couple of cheap upgrades like a coolant filter. With me doing the labor i'm into it for almost $3000
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:26 PM
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and that $3000 is if my heads arent cracked. I am thinking of going with a long block myself if my heads are cracked and need new ones....its not that much more money at that point. But i'm not replacing the hpop, injectors, etc....the thing with the metal shards scares me.
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Well, I decided to go ahead with the fix. The head gaskets are good so far. I had asked the mech if he thought we should go ahead a replace them, but he didn't think it would be worthwhile. The truck is running very well so far, I just hope that it stays that way.
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Well, I decided to go ahead with the fix. The head gaskets are good so far. I had asked the mech if he thought we should go ahead a replace them, but he didn't think it would be worthwhile. The truck is running very well so far, I just hope that it stays that way.
Does your mechanic think you should not replace the headgaskets because there fine?

because I think the point was replace the old head gaskets because there a common problem, and if your that far into it, why not.

I dont know a lot about the 6.0, but they have very common headgasket/studs problems right?

mention that to your mechanic, just because your headgaskets are fine, doesn't mean the shouldn't be changed, tons of people do it with trucks that dont need anything done at all, just preventative maintenance.
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