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Be sure to use OEM head gaskets and not Black Onyx. The BO gaskets are thinner and don't seem to be as reliable.
Gauges are a must regardless of what you do in upgrades. The oil cooler plugging is way too common and if you can detect it early (indicated when/if you are exceeding a 15 degree delta between coolant and oil temp), you can prevent a lot of damage. Also, fuel pressure below 45 psig can/will damage injectors. You will need a sending unit as well as a gauge for that parameter. If the pressure is low, an upgraded fuel pressure rehgulator spring is available. Battery and alternator problems can kill your FICM. Keep an eye on thise components and keep them healthy. Personally, I also sent my (perfectly fine) FICM to FICMrepair.com just because he does some reliability upgrades - I just wanted to avoid any issues down the road.
Depending on the engine model year (04's had 03 engines and 04 engines), there are possibly some other things to do.
Where is your ICP sensor (passenger head or under the tubo)?
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Last edited by bismic; 02-26-2012 at 03:40 AM.