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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.
[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