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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fallon, Nv
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There is no "If/then" for 6.0 parts failure, esp head gaskets. I have 95K on mine, 2 friends are well over 100K on theirs, we still have the OEM head gaskets/bolts. I have run mine programmed for about 50K. I had one injector stick open and a FICM take a dump. All three of the trucks mentioned are the "dreaded" 2003s. I personally LOVE mine.
The hose clamps on the OEM EGR cooler are an f'in joke that leak (that's why mine is gone), the passages in the oil cooler are small (its a liquid to liquid heat exchanger) and they can get clogged. If you can borrow a scan gauge II, program it to read 6.0 oil and coolant temps, plug it into the OBD II, and do a highway test drive. At temp, cruising 65ish, the spread between the two should be below 20*. I'm at 15*, when I hit 20*, new cooler.
Hope this helps.
Karl and his 2003 6.0
Barefoot Accelerator Pedal
TRICO Force wiper blades
Yellow Military Aircraft Valve Stem Caps
Offensive "Stick Family" Decal
Big Ol'Honkin 1 1/4" Shank Receiver Hitch
WHAT!?! I was trying to list stuff that everyone else
hasn't already listed for their truck!