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  1. E-Series Van Discussion
    Hello everyone, new to the forum. Recently bought an 06 e350 with the 6.0 powerstroke with 179k, I got it for $500 with the understanding the the head gaskets are bad. I have the 6.0 in an F-550 mason dump, and have already done head gaskets on that, however after doing some reading on here, I...
  2. California Members
    Hi, I was seeing if anyone can recommend a decent shop/independent mechanic in the Central Valley of California. I'm considering purchasing a one-owner 2006 F-250 FX4 with 127k miles. It's bone stock and I intend on bulletproofing shortly after buying. I'm very aware of the bulletproofing...
  3. 6.0L Problems Forum
    Bought an 06 250 with 190k miles that had already been bullet proofed. Had a failing water pump and pushed my luck too far and ended up blowing a head gasket. (didn't top the coolant off often enough like an idiot) :doh: Started rough one morning when taking my kids to school. Shut down to...
  4. General Diesel Discussion
    I've got 2003 6.0 185k on original stock head studs and head gaskets. At 140k the EGR went out and was deleted and took injectors 1,3,5, and 7. I purchased the truck at 168k and it has a white residue all under the hood and on the coolant tank. I've cleaned up most of the coolant residue and its...
  5. Introductions
    I'm running a 2003 6.0 F350 single rear wheel 4wd. It has a full EGR delete and new Y-pipe. The exhaust has a cat. and muffler delete. Everything else (head gaskets, head studs and intake) is all stock. I'm running a leveling kit on 35's and 185k on the truck (original turbo, transmission, and...
  6. General 6.0L Discussion
    Right now I am doing studs on my 05, the usual ARP's OEM gaskets, heads machined and checked for cracks. I am almost done and about to put the cab on when I read this http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/6-0-motor-problems/185692-help-6-0-problem-after-head-stud-install-3.html Basically saying that...
  7. Performance & Drivetrain Parts
    Looking to buy arp headstuds for my early 04 f250 6,0, and some 18 mm gaskets. Text me at 2762372094 if you have anything
  8. 6.7 Motor Problems (2011-2016)
    Hey fellas. I am a new diesel owner looking for some help with a head gasket complication. The truck is a 2003 F350 with a 6.0. I am doing a little refresh job, new egr cooler, oil cooler, head gaskets and arp studs. I had the heads cut because they had a warp in them and ran into a problem...
  9. General 6.0L Discussion
    I have an 05 6.0 with 113k lifted on 37s. Only aftermarket parts are straight pipe cold air intake and about to install egr delete this weekend. Also has flashpaq economy tune getting 18mpg and will still smoke the 37s. My question is should I really worry about the head gaskets and studs like...
  10. 6.0L Performance Parts Discussion
    I just bought a 2004 6.0 with 128,000 miles. It came with a K&N intake on it already and recently I put on a 4" straight pipe (turbo back). I want to do the EGR delete so I just purchased the Sinister Diesel kit. My questions is what else do I need to make my truck reliable and ready for a tune...
  11. 6.0L Ford Excursion Discussion
    2005 X Black Limited. Time for the studs, and all motor updates. A few new injectors, OEM head gaskets, ARP 250-4202, STC fitting upgrade, blue spring kit, 6.4L banjos, inspect oil cooler (was done already), clean turbo, turbo updates, IPR GEN 2 Egr delete, and a host of other misc stuff...
  12. 6.0 Motor problems
    I have an 05 F350 CC KR, single rear with 6.0 at 130k. I've been slowly tearing my motor apart the last 3 months or so to replace my #3 piston and would like to know what else you guys recommend I do/upgrade/replace while I've got it torn down. I just got the piston out (pushed it up from...
  13. 6.0L Problems Forum
    My truck has recently been acting up (or so I think). My turbo seems to be higher pitched than normal at cruising speed (30-35). Also, along with the normal v8 rumble there seems to be a moan or groan when taking off from a dead stop. I have noticed a streak of black on the inside of my exhaust...
  14. General 6.0L Discussion
    So I think I blew my head gasket today. I'm going to do a leak down test pretty soon to find out for sure. I'm just trying to figure it all out because I'm going to bulletproof the truck soon, regardless if it's blown or not. I was just going to wait untill next summer. I was just wandering...
  15. 6.0 Motor problems
    I was told by a friend (certified ford mechanic) that in order to do head gaskets or studs properly the cab of the truck has to be removed or out of the way and this in turn makes it a pain. Not to mention if taken somewhere to have it done labor costs are sky high due to this fact. Anyone...
  16. 6.0L Problems Forum
    I have a 2005 F350 CC KR 6.0 130k miles. Has EGR delete, new oil cooler, and a coolant filter. I've been fighting a P0269 code (#3 contribution/balance fault) and I have changed the number 3 injector twice. Got fed up so I took it to a local shop that has excellent reviews for diesel...
  17. General 6.0L Discussion
    After having experience with both selling these gaskets and in having to reinstall OE head-gaskets on vehicles that have had the "Black Onyx" gaskets installed, I decided to try and find out why the Victor-Reinz/Black Onyx gaskets fail and why the OE gaskets seem to last. What I found was...
  18. 6.0 Motor problems
    Long story short I was leaking coolant real bad center of the engine block I had it towed to ford they said it was the water pump and they replaced it and a bunch of other nonsense. Now a week later and it's leaking coolant again but not nearly as much. Just a few drops after it cools. Same spot...
  19. 6.0L Problems Forum
    Ok I have a 2004 6.0 and coolant is coming out of the cap. Generally I would think head gasket issue since the truck has had the egr deleted but no coolant in oil?????? Not sure what the problem is or what else could be causing this. Also sometimes the truck runs a little rough like its kind of...
  20. 6.0 Motor problems
    So I used the block chek today to determine if my head gaskets were blown.... Lucky me, it appears they are! :doh: Only 80K on the ol gal. I called a local powerstroke shop who informed me I would most likely need new heads since 90% of the ones they have seen are cracked, they can't mill them...
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