I would be interested in a detailed list of mods done, I am sure it could benefit others as well. With all the trolling on this forum about this notorius motor (the horse has been beat to death, ok) it is hard to seperate the BS from real information that can help folks. Why does everyone think removing a cab is such a big deal BTW?
EGR Delete Kit with Up Pipe 169.00
ARP Head Studs 459.00
Machine/magnaflux heads, surface/guides 849.00
OEM oil cooler 315.00
OEM Head Gaskets 159.00
OEM Exh/Int, turbo install gaskets, etc 141.00
Coolant Filtration system 130.00
Ford Gold Coolant 47.97
VC-9 coolant flush (Important) 53.90
Because the cab was off and able to upgrade with easy access
Dummy plugs with teflon washers 17.99
Update STC fitting (important) 57.99
Upgrade Blue spring for fuel pump 79.00
My own wanted upgrades for TruckCamping/Trailering
4" Turbo Back Exhaust w/muffler (no cat) 349.00
SCT Tuner 3015 299.00
Edge Insight CTS (touch screen) 379.00
I really like this CTS, allows me to see all temps including Transmission in real time. I'm also able to add a back up camera and a pyrometer, soon!!!
The Cab only took 1 hr to lift off. I Only Have 44K miles on her and plan on keeping this rig a long, long, long time.
The real issue with the head gaskets is the heads are unstable with the OEM head bolts, they stretch!. You never hear of a school bus with this same 6.o blowing head gaskets. What's the difference? Emissions, Emissions, Emissions.
Exhaust Gas Temp's can reach > 1400 deg with your TC and trailer.
Then your EGR valve opens up and dumps some of the exhaust back into your intake via the EGR cooler. The EGR cooler uses engine coolant with a stat of 190 deg so engine coolant can run > 190 deg. If you mix 1400 deg hot exhaust with 190 deg coolant and your EGR cooler is "perfect", there is no problems. your dumb (stock) gauges won't move. But if you have any small restrictions in your EGR cooler you will boil the coolant then you boil the oil as the coolant goes in the oil cooler. The engine blocks are cast in sand and you will find sand in your coolant filtration system if you add one after market. This is what sets up the 6.0 issues and led me to "Bullet Proof" my rig.
After researching the long standing issues with the 6.0 Powerstroke, I decided to "bulletproof" my 2005 6.0 powerstroke.