Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Weogufka, AL
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New Guy With 2006 6.0
Hello folks, new guy here. Last year I bought a 2006 F250 with the 6.0. It is used as a daily driver, occasionally pulling a 30 camper and equipment trailer. I was totally unaware of the issues with the 6.0 until joining this forum and reading a few of the monthly magazines. My truck has 70k on it and is doing fine. I started reading up on the truck because I'm getting the bug to improve it. I've quickly learned how ignorant I am about this engine.
I've seen the issues with the EGR heat exchanger. What is the recommended fix, including preferred brands? I've seen kits advertised ranging from $300 to $1200.
Also, what can be done about the head bolts? I've read about a project truck in 4 Wheeler. The cost to do all this was about $7,000. I can't afford to be out that much money.
What should be my priorities for correcting the problems with this engine.
Last topic: I'd like to lift the truck with one of the 4" to 4.5" kits. Will this affect the trucks towing ability? Neither of the trailers mentioned above are 5th wheel.