Are the oem valve covers a problem area? I’ve been looking at some from Rudy’s they’re blue like the charge pipes air filter kit and water pump I got from sinister, I wanted to get them just because they looked cool but couldn’t justify $1200 for covers because they look cool! If the oem ones are a problem I may can change my mind!!Yes, I was talking about the icon heads. Trash from casting and machining. I had a piece I could hear rattling around internally that I THINK I got out. But they are effin sweet heads.
Man, I went back and forth on the hpfp, but given the low miles on mine, and availability/reported reliability of replacements, I kept oem. Really not too bad to replace later if it craps the bed. Also figured since I kept stock injectors, I'd defer that cost until the pump failed.
I hear ya on the pistons and cam and costs. I went through much the same thought process (the exception being that the cam and lifter were the root failure on mine). My regerts would probably be not doing rods (expensive), and definitely those effin valve covers.