Join Date: Feb 2003
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I just made an appointment for a partial bullet proofing of my 03 Lariat with only 78K miles on it. Partial includes EGR delete, blue spring on fuel regulator, clean the turbo, new standpipes, replace coolant. I intend to have them replace the air filter, radiator hoses, and serpentine belt while its in there. I think with these minimal improvements the truck will last another 100K
Mechanic recommended against the ARP studs and FICM tune at this juncture. He also said don't do the heads until/unless they are bad. He had several sets of heads with cracks. He also said he prefers the 6.0 over the 6.4.
I think he was looking at my age, 71, my light towing, and the low mileage on the truck as determinants for those recommendations.
Built 4/14/03. Picked it up 4/25/03 - F-350, 6.0L, Auto, SRW, Lariat, Camper/Towing/ Pkgs, Heated Seats, upgraded TT mirrors, ESOF, reverse sensors, 2 tone (Tru blue & Arizona Beige)
SCT Livewire, SCT tunes, MKM custom tunes
Bullet proofed at 78K Miles 4/2015 with the following work done. (EGR delete, ELC coolant, blue spring, new (O rings, up pipe, alternator, coolant hoses, and belt) replaced DS valve cover, replaced oil dipstick tube, ARP studs, Ford HGs, heads magnafluxed (they were OK) turbo cleaned)