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6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

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Hi guys, I have recently encountered a cracked head. I’m at a loss, and I’m not entirely sure what I want to do. I’ve been researching on here and online. So far I’ve come to a few conclusions, should I rework my cracked head? Or should I try out Promaxx?
If you have any suggestions I’m all ears. I’ve reached out to 3 people on here. I’ve not heard anything back yet.
When replacing the heads should I replace the standpipes and dummy plugs? They are less than 3 years old.
I’ve had a thought to add a fuel line to the rear of the heads also while I have it apart again.
I would even build the heads I’m just not exactly sure how to build them.
Here it is I’m asking for suggestions?
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IMHO you have only 2 options if you're looking to keep your truck. KDD or UCF o-ringed heads. You should do all updates while you're down. If you're needing steady fuel pressure, Marty's Diesel regulated return will serve you well.

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IMHO you have only 2 options if you're looking to keep your truck. KDD or UCF o-ringed heads. You should do all updates while you're down. If you're needing steady fuel pressure, Marty's Diesel regulated return will serve you well.



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Iím wondering what you mean by all the updates?
I have bulletproofed the engine (stock FICM) extreme cold weather package. ARP 250-4202 head studs. So far Iíve got about $13,000 into this hog.
My first thought was to fix and sell but I do love the truck.
If I can get a good run Iíd do anything, itís gonna be cheaper than buying new.


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Iím wondering what you mean by all the updates?
I have bulletproofed the engine (stock FICM) extreme cold weather package. ARP 250-4202 head studs. So far Iíve got about $13,000 into this hog.
My first thought was to fix and sell but I do love the truck.
If I can get a good run Iíd do anything, itís gonna be cheaper than buying new.


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Stand Pipes, dummy plugs, blue spring, push rods, turbo drain, (if they haven't been updated) When I had my second build done, I reused the updated parts.

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Go with these and never look back!
https://kcturbos.com/products/6-0-po...cylinder-heads

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Another vote for KDD heads (UCF is also a good option).

I love that KDD heads are brand new instead of 15 year old reman heads (if they even accept your cores). So no need to pay core charges, pay to ship back heads, worry about core charges, etc.

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I did end up buying UCF o-ring heads port and polish upgrade also the black Diamond head gaskets.
I also bought Martys regulated return.
Bpd bypass oil filter, and water pump.
I ordered all new motorcraft radiator hoses, heater core hoses I’m replacing all rubber that came in contact with the coolant. I had seen someone post that the front cover should be replaced but I don’t think it’s necessary there is no rubber on that gasket. It’s a metal gasket.

Does anyone have any experience with an ATS coolant recirculation kit?
Or the ESOF stainless line kit? These 2 items are offered by Thoroughbred Diesel.
My ESOF doesn’t operate without locking in the hubs. I replaced the bearing and seals on the left side already. I’m thinking the lines are rotted.

Also any thoughts on the fan upgrade with the 7.3 clutch? Is it worth the money?

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I went with UCF ported and polished as well, only difference is I went with arp 625's. The 7.3 clutch fan was great for my use, and keeps cooling temps closer to 200į all the time towing heavy. I cross the scales at 24,000+ while towing my 5er and haven't had any issues since doing the heads and clutch fan. May want to consider an Odawg Sr3 intake since you will be completely apart it is a nice addition.

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I went with UCF ported and polished as well, only difference is I went with arp 625's. The 7.3 clutch fan was great for my use, and keeps cooling temps closer to 200į all the time towing heavy. I cross the scales at 24,000+ while towing my 5er and haven't had any issues since doing the heads and clutch fan. May want to consider an Odawg Sr3 intake since you will be completely apart it is a nice addition.


Nice, I had forgotten to mention I did buy the Odawgs SR2, with the emissions check I still need my EGR in tact. One of these days. Lol


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