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Old 04-10-2012, 11:27 AM
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Headgaskets not due to EGR

I read some posts in which head gaskets failed and the failure was not attributed to the EGR.

I'd like to hear from some folks who know of such failures. Could you describe how they happened? Was the engine being subjected to anything other than normal duty? I'm interested in as much information as possible.

I'm looking toward an EGR delete and oil cooler replacement. But some folks are saying that the head studs are also an absolute must even if the cooler and EGR delete is done on my 04.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:54 PM
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Put on a hot tune with stock head bolts, nail it a few times, and you can kiss them gaskets goodbye.

A friend blew a HG on his stock 06, only to find out later that his kid had borrowed a tuner and took the truck out one night for a little fun. I wonder how many 'stock' 6.0's have fallen victim to a teenage son and a borrowed tuner...
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:15 PM
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Increased cylinder pressure will do that, but a tuner with a custom tune from a good tuner(person writing the tune) will not go that far that. Water in the fuel will increase cylinder pressure. That and warped heads/block would be the 2 main killers of head gaskets, or the only killer of them really.
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Yeah water in the cylinders (EGR Rupture) or unsafe tunes kill HG's




There are custom tunes around that are "safe" for a non-studded engine...if there is such a thing
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:26 PM
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Yup pretty much anything that increases cylinder pressure, water in fuel, too much fuel, water/meth inj, or heat to warp the head, pretty much every 6.0's block isn't truely flat, ford has a crappy way to tell if it is "good enough".
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:01 PM
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I'm a beginner so tell me again...why do we think this is such a great engine?
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And they sound badazz!!!
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:26 PM
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Ok, that sounds good to me. I'm in!
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