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Old 02-21-2012, 08:58 PM
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Remote oil cooler necessary?

I'm thinking about doing a bit of building on the motor but noticed the sinister "bulletproofing" kit comes with a stock oil cooler while the bulletproof kit comes with their remote oil cooler.

My question, if I were to replace the oil cooler and throw in a bulletproof EGR and ARP headstuds with new FORD gaskets, followed by a coolant flush with CAT ec1, would I be able to consider that "bulletproofed" or will I need to have the remote oil cooler for total piece of mind?

I know the bulletproof kit doesn't even come with studs so their parts alone will run me around $2500 and I know most claim to bulletproof their 6.0 for much less than that and the dealer quoted me 3K for labor and a diesel mechanic quoted $1600 claiming he doesn't have to remove the body.

Thanks in advance for your help, I have searched and searched but no direct answer to this question. Oh, and I cannot delete the factory EGR as I'm in CA and have to smog my truck. So, what do you guys think is the best way to go about this? do I really need the remote cooler or no?
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:08 PM
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Do you have gauges to tell if you need an oil cooler and an egr cooler what ever way you go you have to do the coolant flush first what are your deltas need to know BPD stuff is about as good as they come.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:11 PM
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:33 AM
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BPD oil cooler hands down. Most likely the best aftermarket part for the 6.0 when it comes to reliability. They have some real good packege deals on all the parts you are talking about just give them a call.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:37 AM
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will do, thanks!
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The only way to be totally bulletproof is to get the BPD oil cooler and EGR cooler. Even with the coolant filter, BPD EGR cooler, EC-1, and headstuds; the OEM oil cooler can fail. The sad truth is that the oil cooler is a poorly designed part that is one of the main root causes for almost all 6.0 problems. The BPD kit is expensive, but it is totally worth it IMO, the parts are all extremely high quality and their customer service is great.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:22 AM
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Bulletproof oil cooler is truly bulletproof. When you actually see one of these kits you'll be amazed at the quality of every part right down to the exceptional hoses.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:30 AM
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+3 on the BPD remote oil cooler, for total piece of mind

And all that work can be done with the cab on, but the freon will still need to be recharged after it's finished
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:33 AM
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Good to know. Coming from a cummins, I'm more used to suspension work than engine work; how hard is all this stuff to do? Would you guys recommend hiring it out? I'm pretty mechanically inclined but this may be beyond my scope....
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:42 AM
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Bud, if you have a little mechanical inclination, this job can be done by you. Search for a thread by Fishermedic, called Paramedic saves 6.0 (or something to that effect). He's a paramedic, had to buy a set of tools before starting the job, and the thread itself is a great tutorial for the BPD install. The only thing he didn't do was the HG's. There is also tons of support here, included techs and the owners of BPD to help with any questions you may have

Are yours blown, or are you just doing them as preventative maint?
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