Originally Posted by scha0786
yeah nevermind on the bullet proof, spendy!
I am really beside myself with this truck, the more I think about the more it makes me sick. I don't know what to do!
Scha, I can understand how you feel, I hope I won't have to go thru that exercise any time soon. I guess the way I think about it is, yes, it sucks that these have these issues, but the good news is that at least by this time, they are all well documented, and that once they have been fixed, the 6.0s are pretty stout engines. You just have to decide how much you actually like this truck, and how long you'd like to keep it.
If it's one that you like, and would like to keep it for a while, then it might make sense to put in the upgrades that are easily found on these sites; EGR delete with the Bullet Proof system, bypass coolant filter, ARP head studs, etc. It all comes down to if you want to go thru the work to get it to the point where it would be pretty reliable. If you do end up going the stud kit route, be sure to get your heads magnafluxed carefully, as I've heard they have had issues with some of them cracking. Best of luck, please report back on your sucess once you've gotten it fixed. It's always good to know of (hopefully postive) first hand experience with a repair shop in the local area.