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Old 01-04-2010, 04:40 AM
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general question on headstuds in 6.0

generaly speaking would a later model 6.0 with nothing more than a turboback and an intake have much to worry about as far as blowing a head gasket? from what i can gather the whole head stud issue only comes into play when you start messing around with programers and chips and crank boost, is this correct? thanks for the info. this isnt a question in reguards to me trying to diagnose somthing, its me just wondering because ive heard several different opinions on the issue.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:58 AM
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All 6.0 problems typically talked about (headgaskets, egr cooler, oil cooler) have happened to trucks in stock trim. If you run a programmer, you run a much greater risk of blowing the gaskets - more like not if, but when.
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All 6.0 problems typically talked about (headgaskets, egr cooler, oil cooler) have happened to trucks in stock trim. If you run a programmer, you run a much greater risk of blowing the gaskets - more like not if, but when.
yep, hit the nail on the head.
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so basically no matter what at some point or another you can expect some sort of catastrophic failure with the 6.0 regardless of modifications?
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in most cases yes. There are some rare occurrences that people have no issues, but as I said, its rare.

Problems with a 6.0 are not if but when.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:16 AM
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i see..well that sucks. and to add insult to injury the only person i know who drives a 6.0 blew his up as well. damn
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I don't totally agree with that. I think that there are too many 6.0s on the road that havent had problems to say for sure its gonna have problems. Fortunately, if it is going to have issues, they usually come up within the warranty period. Start playing with performance add-ons and you start asking for trouble. If you keep it stock, and well maintained, that engine might prove to be pretty reliable. If not, once those two (headbolts, oil/egr cooler) weak points are addressed, those problems will never arise again.
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if it gets studded and an egr delete theyre good engines and will last a while from what ive heard.
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Fortunately, if it is going to have issues, they usually come up within the warranty period.

no quite.
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