I'm not a great example, but I have lost two motors that were studded and deleted. I have a quest for high horsepower, but if you were just running a programmer and the studs and delete you should have no issues. When you do your studs, have whoever does them make sure the heads are flat, AND the block. Most of the heads end up out of whack, and I'm noticing every block I have is about 4 to 6 thousandths out.
i had studs and it blew HG's again. But i still had the cooler. I waited too long to remove the cooler. the Dealer has since took my ARP's out and replaced them with OEM Bolts. im gonna do everything i can to lift the heads again so i can get the studs put back in and have the heads milled and the work done right this time.
if not, i plan on doing it myself with the black onyx HG's.
as long as you make sure the heads are flat and you stud and delete the egr you shouldnt have any problems at all.
I have about 20k on mine since studs and EGR delete, and no problems. I run extreme street every day and have probably 6k of medium heavy towing in that total. I don't have the cooler deleted, though--just a sneaky pipe, block off plate, and EGR valve welded shut. Once the truck goes out of warranty next year, I'm gonna get rid of the cooler too.
Nice!!! thanks for all your replies, im glad to see that for most of you once you have deleted your EGR and added studs the 6.0 has been a very solid reliable motor. I am definitely saving to do my EGR delete and ARP studs at the same time. Did most of you use the Ford gaskets, the RCD Black Onyx gaskets, or something else?? Keep the replies coming
i used the ford ones as do most guys i would think. i have even been towing my 8000lbs camper with I.D.'s extreme street hitting 34lbs of boost while passing people repeatedly and running at about 220 coolant temp. so she was running hot!
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