Join Date: Jul 2016
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When I bulletproofed my early build 2003 engine in my '04 F250 KR, I did the head studs and gaskets, so was that deep into the motor. Since I was there, I upgraded all the oil seals with the Teflon Ring backed seals, including the High Press oil rails, Injector cups, Injectors, HPOP, and all oil related fittings. I also added the upgraded Turbo drain tube, added an IPR remote coolant filter, IPR remote Oil Cooler, BPD Billet Water Pump (stocker has plastic impellar..!), upgraded the Turbo (again), replaced the Injector Harness, a 58 Volt FICM, replaced both CMP and CKP Sensors which were leaking oil (blown O-rings), and installed an Updated PCM with all the latest Flash Software (from Flagship One)...
That was in 2015 when the truck had 81K on it, and the engine (the 2nd) actually only had 50k on it... Since then, I had to replace the PS pump and all lines; replaced a blown Intercooler with a Mishimoto and all CAC Tubes/Boots (stockers wore out); replaced a blown passenger side up-pipe (blown bellows); replaced 3 CMP Sensors & CMP Pigtail; replaced the MAP sensor; replaced the stock Alternator with a 270 AMP DC Power Alt plus all the battery wiring was upgraded; replaced the EGR Valve; replaced 2 Optima batteries with 2 Bosche AGM batts (3rd set of batts now), replaced the Transmission Temp Sensor (failed), and just spent the past 2 weeks troubleshooting engine harness chafing which will lead to replacing the engine harness in a few weeks... I also have the dreaded P132B Code which means my Turbo's VGT vanes might be sticking or I have an intake or exhaust leak... The point being, it's always something on these 6.0's, especially the early build 2003 POS... If you plan to keep your 6.0, I'd highly recommend getting a Scangauge II to monitor PID's, and buy the AutoEnginuity Software with Ford bundle and put it on a laptop so you can diagnose issues which are bound to pop up. Or, you could cut your losses now and dump the 6.0 altogether... Remember that advice if you plan to keep it, and don't say you weren't warned... Good Luck..!
'04 F250 KR - '14 F350 Lariat -