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Question Warranty almost up!!

Bought my truck new in early '06 and did AFE intake, 4" TB exhaust and SCT tuner. Engine build date 1/16/06.It's been a great truck. Only been to the dealer 2x since new. First time at about 55k miles Dealer said it took 4 injectors and they upgraded? the turbocharger. Last week at 90k miles they replaced the FICM and did a rear main seal. It was puking coolant by the time i got it home so it went back for headgaskets and an EGR cooler.
Love my truck and plan on keeping it. When warranty runs out I'd like to do a few mods to make it last and not start costing me an arm and leg.That's what led me here.
From what i've read here, it sounds like a good idea to flush gold coolant out and go ELC(I can attest to how great ELC is in the Cat C-32s in the sportfish boat I run). Thinking(after reading here) about deleting EGR at the same time.
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Are the ford headstuds/gaskets they just put in my truck still an inferior product?
Does the stock oil cooler still cause problems if EGR is deleted, coolant bypass filter installed and running ELC?
Anything else to add/delete to make it last without getting too crazy let me know....
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Head gaskets aren't the problem. It's the stock head bolts that stretch. Studs are the answer.

Oil cooler will still clog from dirty coolant with the EGR removed. That's why a coolant filter is recommended.

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Bought my truck new in early '06 and did AFE intake, 4" TB exhaust and SCT tuner. Engine build date 1/16/06.It's been a great truck. Only been to the dealer 2x since new. First time at about 55k miles Dealer said it took 4 injectors and they upgraded? the turbocharger. Last week at 90k miles they replaced the FICM and did a rear main seal. It was puking coolant by the time i got it home so it went back for headgaskets and an EGR cooler.
Love my truck and plan on keeping it. When warranty runs out I'd like to do a few mods to make it last and not start costing me an arm and leg.That's what led me here.
From what i've read here, it sounds like a good idea to flush gold coolant out and go ELC(I can attest to how great ELC is in the Cat C-32s in the sportfish boat I run). Thinking(after reading here) about deleting EGR at the same time.
[B]Questions I Haven't found answers to:[B]
Are the ford headstuds/gaskets they just put in my truck still an inferior product?
Does the stock oil cooler still cause problems if EGR is deleted, coolant bypass filter installed and running ELC?
Anything else to add/delete to make it last without getting too crazy let me know....
P.S. great forum. Full of info.. Thanks


Are the ford headstuds/gaskets they just put in my truck still an inferior product?
If you did not buy ARP studs then they are the same thing you had.
Does the stock oil cooler still cause problems if EGR is deleted, coolant bypass filter installed and running ELC?
No by running ELC coolant you remove the silicates that drop out under heat and by doing a EGR delete you will remove a lot of the heat.
Get a good set of gauges, the coolant filter, fuel pressure gauge for starters
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Thanks for the info.....

Since they just replaced the head gaskets last week, is it possible to do ARP headstuds w/o pulling the cab?(saw some old threads about it, but would like to know if it is a common practice if sure the gaskets are good)

How bout the EGR delete?

Also ,Will an edge insight w pyro work with an SCT tuner?

Sorry for all the questions and appreciate any input in advance...... But I've got some decisions to make here in the next month or 10k miles. Don't want to have to go out of pocket for huge repairs later......
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After learning a little more about navigating around the site, I found answers to any questions i could think of for now.
Once again. great site.... thanks
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