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Ditching the spark plugs....
So it's finally time for me to get rid of the spark plugs and go for boosted direct fuel oil injection...
I am looking at a 2005 Lariat with 355K kms (220 miles). It's real cheap and in mediocre shape. I am not scared of that kind of mileage but I know better than to not let it concern me. The reason it's so cheap is it needs HG's. I figure with that kind of mileage maybe it's a good time to pull engine, and "freshen" it all up? Was thinking bearings, rings and anything else that makes sense....
I don't now much about the 6.0L other than the typical garage talk horror stories of "6-leakers". What are the internals like for longevity? I have found strengthened rods, but will that be necessary? I am not building a grocery getter, but it's certainly not a competition truck. It's going to pull trailers, and off road a little. I plan on programmer, torque converter, straight exhaust and eventually adding bigger turbo/intercooler/injector combo but as I stated I don't know what all is actually important? That's where you come in...
As for those that will tell me to read the stickies, I have. Nothing is as good as asking your own questions as answers are then tailored to those q's. Plan is to get the fully bulletproof package from bulletproof, and their head gasket kit. This is as soon as I pick it up. I am apprenticing as a HD tech and have been around the garage my entire life. Nothing scares me and I intend on doing most of the work myself-aside from machining. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
FYI getting this 05 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 for $3K. Comes with a 4" lift kit in the box not installed, and many other new parts such as a new EGR cooler, turbo, batteries and ECU.
Thanks for reading and commenting!!!