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post #1 of 4 Old 02-07-2010, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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I posted a thread on a different spot earlier and got some good feedback. I just got a 2005 6.0 crew lariat. Heard of alot of mods to do first,,and many different ones for sure. The truck is completely stock with 159k miles on it, it had 1 owner who looked to be very thorough on his upkeep. Carfax shows no accidents or any major problems. I would like to have this truck for a while so here is where I ask the question,,, what should I do for mods as far as to help with longevity and reliability... Thanks
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tear the heads off, send them out to be checked for cracks, distortion ect, put some arp head studs in, delete the egr system while your in there, overhaul your oil cooler or put the bullitproof diesel oil cooler kit on, install a good coolant filter system, replace the stand pipes and dummy plugs to the updated ones (the check valve is now located in the d-plug), run your ficm through some testing making sure it voltage is where it should be (no less than 45 volts koeo, cranking and at WOT fill load) make sure your STC fitting is the new updated one piece unit, get the latest and greatest flash from ford, check the turbo out, tear it down make sure the unison ring and chra (center housing rotating assembly is in good working order, clean and free of carbon and rust build-up. and im sure im missing somethings, but that should get you started.
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Wow...that was a mouth full. Add to this a CCV diversion or filtration. Oil bypass filtration. Re-lube both the front and rear diffs and xfer case (if you have 4x4)...open up the exhaust for freer flow...lower your egts. At least rebuild your oil cooler...not many can swing the $$ on Neal Tech's oil cooler kit. Zoodad mod...keep the oem intake filter.

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Man,, now I know why you guys make the big bucks! LOL I felt like I was in a different country! But thanks very much. Sounds like I have to find a good diesel tech! Do you guys think its better to go through ford or a Diesel shop?
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