Originally Posted by Galaxie
So is it really necessary to do head studs on the 6.0? I am only using this truck to drive daily and pull at the most a 64 Galaxie (4300lbs) with trailer. The truck has an exhaust and will have a very MILD tune.
I plan on doing the EGR delete ASAP!
First of all you must remember that eventually everything will fail and in an engine system it is usually the weakest link that goes first. With the harvester engines it tends to be the head bolts. I know of at least three 6.o's with over 150,000 miles one way over 300,000 miles that have never had issues. These trucks are bone stock cept for exhaust, cat, egr and the highest mileage one never moves unless it is towing heavy loads. The other two are farm trucks that also serve in a road building business. That said if I ever have to pull the cab on mine the bolts get gone and studs will replace them. Oh, by the way international designed the 6.0 for light to medium duty use with a design life under load of 260,000 miles. That info i got from int harvester them selves. I did serious research on all the current gen D';s before i plopped down $45,000 after discounts for my 07. I concluded that even though i wasn't fond of international i knewwhat Ford trucks could do and they are the best so i bellied up to the bar. I amseriously trying to justify buying a 2011 with the new all Ford D engine though