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Old 03-27-2012, 11:46 AM
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6.0 rebuild or not? + mod Q's

Hi guys i just picked up a 6 liter for 500 bucks minus the turbo! has a broken lifter and bent push rod the motor has 165,000 miles in it no mods done (yet) my qestion is should i rebuild the whole thing or will the botttom end be alright? and anybody know of a good place to get a master rebuild kit?
I am planning on arp with factory hg's, EGR delete, 190cc injectors from RCD and possibly fuel system upgrades? and thinking about dieselsite's aftermarket HPOP?

any advice would be great!

Thanks, Chirs
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:58 PM
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The bottom end should be ok but that depends on how it was taken care of... You'd have to pull it apart to see. As for a master rebuild kit I don't know....tell you when I blow mine up.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:05 PM
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Awesom! that will be a fun project. The only way you will be able to tell and can tell, is if you tear it all apart. Especialy for $500, there will be alot you can do.

My honest opinion, If It were me with that $500 truck. I would rebuild that entire engine. Then you can build a great 6.0 for less than buying a good condition 6.0.

Put some good time into making allot of calls and research on rebuilding the 6.0L. There are many companies that recondition the entire engine, they maching everything, or at least what needs it or what the customer wants. There was a thread about it a month or 2 ago. I dont have the link.
That is what I would do. I would build it up to exactly how I would want it. Mosly the heads, hardend valve seats, and hardend vavle guids, machine the heads flat. Then if you want to upgrade head parts, thats up to you, oversized vavles, stronger rockers, porting(not that beneficial)
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:07 PM
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this is the link.

How to Machine the 6.0

If it were me, I would send it to them(or some one like them with their standard) and talk to them about everything that they can do to the 6.0L and how it benefits it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:11 PM
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thanks smokersteve very interesting link i definantly have some research to do! and just to clarify $500 for motor only and im going to drop it into my 6.0 when its done.
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Building it and find a single cab f250, just feel the bed with weights. Fun toy
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Ok. still I think that is cool
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With those miles, I would say a good re ring and fresh bearings would be a good idea. You should be fine if you don't, but what better time to have a fresh ready to go engine.

Be thinking about a good turbo for those 190's as well.
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