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Old 06-12-2011, 04:30 PM
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So how hard can you push a 6.0

I'm New to my 6.0, got my truck about 3 months ago. Just curious after doing the EGR cooler delete and replacing the oil cooler how hard you can push these 6.0's... and even after doing the Head studs?

how good are these motors comparable to the 7.3, cummins and duramax?.

i would imagine after fixing the common problems i can push it pretty hard. those head stud torque specs are pretty high..
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The 6.0 head studs stretch fairly often. Usually one of the first things to replace.
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I dont mean the stock head bolts.. torque to yield bolts. i am talking about the after market ARP head studs.. Are those known to stretch? i thought those are pretty bullet proof
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Once you get past the EGR delete and get head studs put in, you can push the 6.0 pretty hard within reason. The torque bolts that come stock on the 6.0 are too few and too weak to be pushing the envelope.
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I thought you were talking about the stock ones. Disregard my post. ARP's are good
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The 6.0 head studs stretch fairly often. Usually one of the first things to replace.
oil cooler usually goes first, all the newer trucks are having issues, ive had less money into my 6,0 then some guys in 7.3s though, maintence is everything
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Ok, my plans.. please make suggestions...
Based on what i know now.
-Need to flush cooling system, although now worried about opened a can of worms.
-Trans filter replace and pan fluid
-EGR cooler delete
-Air intake filter,, just the filter not the entire kit.. don't see the need for it\
-Cat delete and muffler delete.
-larger turbo wheel.. buddy of mine suggested it, dont know anything about it..suppose to help with turbo lag, and makes more boost..--although that seems contradictory?

New to this motor.. any suggestions are appreciated.

thanks,
brian
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Need EGT gauge and some sort of monitoring device like the Edge or Scangauge on that truck before you start changing stuff out.
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Ok, my plans.. please make suggestions...
Based on what i know now.
-Need to flush cooling system, although now worried about opened a can of worms.
-Trans filter replace and pan fluid
-EGR cooler delete
-Air intake filter,, just the filter not the entire kit.. don't see the need for it\
-Cat delete and muffler delete.
-larger turbo wheel.. buddy of mine suggested it, dont know anything about it..suppose to help with turbo lag, and makes more boost..--although that seems contradictory?

New to this motor.. any suggestions are appreciated.

thanks,
brian

sounds like a good start, except for the turbo wheel. Your buddy is probably thinking about a wicked wheel for a 7.3. The 6.0 turbo you have is just fine.
one more thing i would add to the list is a coolant filter kit. I got mine from dieselsite its a very quality kit and its good insurance.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:31 PM
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If you're planning on just getting rid of your air filter, dont. There isnt anything better out there. The stock air filter is good to up to around 500hp.
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