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Upgrades and Aftermarket - 6.0L Engine Upgrading or adding OEM or aftermarket equipment to your 2003-Up Super Duty or Excursion with 6.0L Power Stroke diesel engine. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 6.0L Power Stroke engine.

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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-03-2017, 08:03 PM
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I got a quote today, and they told me 32 hours labor for a total of 2700$ if supply the parts
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I think you'll be hard pressed to get an honest answer to that question. Most professional mechanics (and most amateurs for that matter) won't do "half" a job.

This reminds me of a time when a friend shows at my place and says "I need a new throw-out bearing". I promptly tell him to pick up a new clutch and pressure plate too. He then tells me he only wants the bearing replaced. So, stupid me, I take it apart for him and I show him that the pressure plate is gouged from the worn bearing. He doesn't care and tells me to put it together like that. A week later he comes back with the same problem. I then told him where to go!

I don't mean to be negative. Some jobs just aren't meant to be done part way. If you can't afford to do it right, it's best to wait until you can or you risk spending more than you have to.
Don't do part of the job and leave the important parts out. One of the issues Ive noticed is guys pullin their heads slappin a new set of gaskets n studs in but don't send the heads out for pressure testing etc. Im a big believer that the negative rep this engine has gotten are due to half assed mechanics. My 03 that Ive had since new has had a ton of mods, stacked tuners and a water/meth kit on for some reason unknown to me it never blew a head gasket. Then theres the guys that barely drive it n theyre spending thousands. Do it right or don't do it at all. Just my 2 cents
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Im a big believer that the negative rep this engine has gotten are due to half assed mechanics. Do it right or don't do it at all. Just my 2 cents
Finally. Someone else gets it. Lol
I have a buddy who has a buddy of his do all the work on his truck. This other guy is a so called mobile mechanic and only runs 6.0's. He told my buddy that he's okay running ford gold coolant...... nuff said.
I think he's seeing the light with what I'm telling him though.
He's also running a tune on factory head bolts, and not monitoring temps..... ay, dios mio.
Do you have any threads anywhere with more info on mods you've done?

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When I was still wrenching in a shop a full cab off shut off to start up was 24-26 hrs. Heads went out for pressure test and resurface. Egr coolers we put frost plugs in the ends of the cooler to stop flow through the cooler but still pass a visual test. They fail because theres too many idiots who can't follow maintenance instructions and use the proper coolant. I've tried cab on head re/re as well as cab off and cab off saves you in every way.
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When I performed ALL the Known 6.0L Failures on My 2006 F250 FX4

Another Key to a Successful END Result in my Humble Viewpoint
= TAKE Lots of Digital Photos as you REMOVE Parts
= EACH Bolt or Nut removed I placed into Separate ZIP Lock Bags and Tagged on Outside
= Cardboard Template is another ... made same then inserted bolts into Cardboard Template
= USE the Heavy Duty reinforced PACKING Tape ... Mark with Permanent Marker on Sticky side then Fold Over onto itself WRAP around Parts that CANT Fit into Zip Lock Bag or Cardboard Template

You all get the idea ( Smile )

Any person who THINKS they will remember ... IS asking FOR Trouble

As it's been stated on this forum By Senior Members
- IF GOING to do a JOB
DO Right first go round
BUY Quality Parts
Due Diligence / Research / Gain Knowledge and SO Forth ... BEFORE Hand ... SAVE you in the Long Term

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I've been off this forum for quite s few yrs but my original signature had everything. I had stacked tuner, a water meth kit, bigger injectors bigger turbo etc. I ate injectors like crazy but everything else on the truck ran smoothly. Life kicked my ass in 2012 so the truck sat at my brothers for almost 2 yrs before I touched it again. When I brought it to where I live now it had alot of rust n corrosion under the cab, box n frame so the owner of the shop I worked at suggested I use one of the bays n restore it. So a full body off it was. Trucks still not fully together but over the next few months I'll be documenting everything. Theres a few really cool touches coming that are complicated as hell so I'm keeping my mouth shut til its perfect. I am definitely doing a late model interior/dash swap and unless I magically learn how to modify and wire the clusters, I'll be using the services of E4 motors on that part of it. Got alot of catching up to do in this forum to get back up to speed on the latest n greatest!
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