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Old 01-05-2010, 05:44 PM
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6.0- is it REALLY that bad?

I've heard nothing but bad things about the 6.0. Is this true? I don't think I want one, but I'm just curious.
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I've heard nothing but bad things about the 6.0. Is this true? I don't think I want one, but I'm just curious.
The EGR system and head bolts are the weak links. With an EGR delete and head studs they are a good motor. I wouldn't trade mine for anything.
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No it isn't that bad. There are a few bad trucks out there but most are good. I have no problems wth mine
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I don't own a 6.0 but everybody I know that has one loves it, I would not at all be afraid of buying one.
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The EGR system and head bolts are the weak links. With an EGR delete and head studs they are a good motor. I wouldn't trade mine for anything.

So, to replace the head bolts... do you have to take off the head, or just pull the valve cover? I know a guy that has about 60,000 miles on his 05 and he's had 3 turbos put on it. I've also heard head gaskets are weak. Is that caused by the weak headbolts somehow? Any comment?
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Fix the weak links and you are MONEY!
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So, to replace the head bolts... do you have to take off the head, or just pull the valve cover? I know a guy that has about 60,000 miles on his 05 and he's had 3 turbos put on it. I've also heard head gaskets are weak. Is that caused by the weak headbolts somehow? Any comment?
I probably should have said that the EGR system and head bolts are the weak link mainly when you start turning the power up. I ran mine stock for the 1st year and had a Banks 6 Gun on it after that and ran it for a year on the highest level all the time before I had any problems. The problem with the factory head bolts is that they can stretch and allow the heads to lift off the block which causes the head gasket to blow. Head studs help keep that from happening. As far as the EGR problem, it is the EGR cooler that is the weak link. You can block or delete the EGR to help eliminate that concern. As far as the turbos, it could be bad luck or I would almost bet the guy doesn't run the truck hard very much.
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If I could do it all over again, I would have gotten me a Duramax, or Cummins. The 6.0 has it's rep for a reason. And unfortunately I didn't know about it before I bought the truck. I had always been a Ford guy and always thought Super Duty's looked sick. The weak links are the EGR and head bolts but if you have to pay for the install yourself, out of warranty, it's going to cost you an arm and a leg. My high pressure oil pump when out at around 101k, the repair including the pump cost me just over 2 grand. I went ahead and deleted the EGR while everything was apart. At around 116k I had a cracked head and two bad injectors. The repair, 1 new head, rebuilt/inspected other head, two injectors, cost me 5 grand. I went ahead and installed ARP head studs while everything was apart. I am at 134k right now and the fuel pump and fan clutch needed to be replaced not long ago. I keep up with all the maintenance religously, and have never had a programmer. I always think of it like this: Ford = best everything except the engine, Dodge = worst everything except the engine, GM = everything is ok.
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If I could do it all over again, I would have gotten me a Duramax, or Cummins. The 6.0 has it's rep for a reason. And unfortunately I didn't know about it before I bought the truck. I had always been a Ford guy and always thought Super Duty's looked sick. The weak links are the EGR and head bolts but if you have to pay for the install yourself, out of warranty, it's going to cost you an arm and a leg. My high pressure oil pump when out at around 101k, the repair including the pump cost me just over 2 grand. I went ahead and deleted the EGR while everything was apart. At around 116k I had a cracked head and two bad injectors. The repair, 1 new head, rebuilt/inspected other head, two injectors, cost me 5 grand. I went ahead and installed ARP head studs while everything was apart. I am at 134k right now and the fuel pump and fan clutch needed to be replaced not long ago. I keep up with all the maintenance religously, and have never had a programmer. I always think of it like this: Ford = best everything except the engine, Dodge = worst everything except the engine, GM = everything is ok.
Sorry about your bad luck....
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