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Old 06-28-2012, 10:48 PM
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The 6.0!!

I have had my 04 F250 for 4 years now its got 105k on it and want to start upgrade. For the most part its stock besides 4'' lift a true 4" exhaust and cold air intake. I have only had 2 problems with it #7 injector and FICM but I bought an rv thats going to be towed on ling trips often also have horses that I tow a lot. My question is where do I start head studs egr delete? The diesel shop where I live wants almost $10,000 to do the work, his labor is cheap but parts mark up is out if control. Is it at possible for me to do(I am very mechanically inclined). Just want to know where the bedt place to start is..
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:17 AM
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:23 AM
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Yes, studding it is possible to do yourself. It would just be time consuming, so set aside some days to work on it if you decide to. But really, if nothing is wrong with it, you really don't have to stud it. EGR delete should be at the top of the list.

If you don't have something to watch oil and cooling system temps, that should be the top of the list there. That will let you know where to start at if anything does need addressed.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:41 AM
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In agreement with all of the above. Don't mess with head gaskets/studs till necessary...check your ect/eot deltas...drive it. FWIW i'd go back to the stock air cleaner.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:28 AM
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So leave as is? For sure going to do the delete and sct. The thing is i don't want to wait till the head gaskets blow and have to replace the heads.
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Most cases you don't have to replace the heads, you just need to check them to make sure they are true. You might have to get them milled.
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So I'm getting that I don't need to have studs until the head gaskets fail. But I can do the delete and sct for towing.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:40 AM
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$10,000? I got a quote for around $4,000 to do studs, egr delete, new oil cooler, stc fitting, dummy plugs, standpipes, blue spring, and 6.4 banjos. That $4,000 includes parts, labor, and any machine work needing to be done to the heads. $10,000 sounds like A LOT of money.
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$10,000?! I only paid 12,000 for my whole truck.

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Old 06-29-2012, 08:00 AM
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Yeah he has 100% mark up on his parts just for the studs no labor is 825!! I'm in Washington and he is the only guy in town. Thats why I want to do it myself just don't have a way to lift the cab.
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