All depends on what you are looking to do. We've never offered any kits, since most customers all have slightly different needs. Many of these trucks have already had other parts recently replaced, and budgets vary as well.
-Stick with OEM head gaskets. Many people here on the forum will tell you the same thing. The Fel Pros might be OK? I've heard more bad than good regarding some of the other brands.
-ARP studs can be purchased from hundreds of different places. Shop from someone who has a good price and reputation.
-By the OEM parts from us or one of the other Ford dealers here on the forum. It's cheaper by eliminating a middle man
Thanks Mike! I was told that I shouldn't need to go as far as doing head studs or gaskets since I don't haul heavy equipment or "race" my truck. The guy I spoke with said he recommends I do an EGR delete, upgraded oil cooler, blue spring kit and change my IPC valve and pig tail. He said the ipc because when I start my truck and the engine is cold it runs like hell. Almost as if it isn't firing on all cylinders until it gets heated up then it's just fine. I haven't done any work to engine nor have I had any problems. My truck has 133k miles on it.
Sounds like stiction to me.
A thinner oil usually fixes it. 10w-30 diesel oil or 5w-40 synthetic.
Sometimes an additive like archoil or revx is needed as well.
The Livewire TS you can turn the EGR off electronically and not have to worry about bypassing. /QUOTE]
This is good info. I didn't know that you could do that. Now that I know that I'm going to get an upgraded egr cooler instead of a delete incase I ever end up having to do an emissions check.
What causes the cooler to get plugged? Is it the coolant that gums up or is it from the exhaust?