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Old May 8th, 2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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Posting this for any power stroke owners that are considering these upgrades.This truck cam in to the shop with coolant pumping out of the exhaust/ blowing out of coolant bottle, 04 f250 85k miles. Customer wanted egr delete kit installed along with arp head studs and new gaskets.

Start with removing the cab and front clip.


Next remove fan, alternator and fan stator


Turbo and up pipes removed.


Then unplug wire harness and lay toward front of engine.


Remove both valve covers and high pressure oil rails.



Then remove all injectors, rockers, push rods and head bolts, after that intake manifold can be removed and cylinder heads lifted off block.



Heads, turbo and injectors were all sent out to be cleaned and tested, .006" were milled off heads, all injecors were replaced and tubo was replace because of damage from water being run through it.

Engine oil cooler was replaced and head studs were installed.





Heads were then reinstalled and torqed in three steps to 250 ftlb.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 09:14 AM   #2
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New injectors and oil rail were then reinstalled along with valve covers.


Here is the delete kit before and after install with new coolant bypass pipe, up pipe and egr valve block off plate.






New turbo was the installed and wire harness laced back on to engine, and cab was then ready to set back on frame.



If any one has any questions or has any interest in getting this done let me know and i will help out the best i can.

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Old May 8th, 2010, 10:05 AM   #3
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What was the final bill?
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Old May 8th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #4
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$6000
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Damn thats alot of money to drop on a diesel with 85k miles.
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Damn.... for $6000, he might have been able to find a 2003 with a 7.3. It's his money and he did what he wanted, but the 6.0 just doesnt have what it takes. This is only my opinion.
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Old May 9th, 2010, 06:35 AM   #7
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ya i agree 6K on a truck with 85 K on it is a lot , and i have never been a big fan of the 6.0 but with all the upgrades that were done are supposed to make this alot more of a reliable motor.
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and that is why I got rid of mine...55k miles, puking coolant, stretched head bolts, and the thing was never tuned or chipped. And it never showed one issue until 3 months after my warranty expired.

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Damn.... for $6000, he might have been able to find a 2003 with a 7.3. It's his money and he did what he wanted, but the 6.0 just doesnt have what it takes. This is only my opinion.
After the EGR delete and head studs, these things are good to go...definitely weak from the factory, but they can be made into monsters after those upgrades.
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Old May 9th, 2010, 10:12 AM   #9
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Hmmm Considering I seen posts on other sites of the same exact work being done with the cab on. I say extra labor costs were involved.
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Hmmm Considering I seen posts on other sites of the same exact work being done with the cab on. I say extra labor costs were involved.
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YIKES..I just had this done to my truck, in fact I just picked it up today. I had an egr delete without cab removal, arp head studs and new head gaskets. They also charged me for a/c recharge and a 75 dollar oil change. My truck is an 06 f250 with 107k. My final bill was just under $2400. Im shocked at 6 grand.
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did it get a new turbo? all new injectors? engine oil cooler? i never said that the cab removal was necessary, it is just alot easier. it only takes about two hours to r/r the cab. The a/c recharge should be part of the job either way because you need to remove the hvac box, to do the right head. The brake down was as follows, $1600 labor, $1460 egr delete, all gaskets, head studs, and oil cooler, 8 injectors at $200 each, $1100 turbo, oil, filter two new fuel filters all wix, anti freeze, made up the remainder.
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Understandable...I missed that they were replaced the first time through, just caught that they were tested.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 09:26 PM   #16
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I have done them both ways, cab off is faster and easier for me. Book time is book time no matter how you decide to do it
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