Hey folks, this is my first post here, thoguh I've been lurking around for a while. I have a question.
Last year I picked up an '06 F350 Super Duty with a 6.0 in it. 215,000 km- $7000. Already has an RCD EGR
delete it it, but it still does leak just a bit of coolant (mild head gasket leak).
The leak doesn't seem to be hurting anything so I wouldn't worry too much, except that I just got a promotion at work which means I'll be hauling the company trailer with my truck this summer... so I wanna get it as reliable as possible.
I figured if I'm gonna be tearing into the engine to replace gaskets anyway, I may as well install ARP head studs even if they're only gonna give me a bit more peace of mind. I don't wanna break down hauling my boss's equipment.
Then, being the naive young fella I am, I thought "Why not do a few more mods while I'm at it? Can't hurt right?"
I'm not interested in spending a fortune, but I do wanna make this truck last a bit longer and be a bit easier on the fuel too. So here's the rundown-
ARP head studs
Get my injectors AFM'd by Chatham Fuel Systems
It's not anything too fancy, but it's not super pricey either.
My father is a Ford-trained mechanic, though he's now working elsewhere. HE thinks that these mods will just cause my 6.0 to blow up- says it's too much horsepower, so he is reluctant to help me with the project.
So I'm asking you guys- if I don't drive it like a speed-crazed maniac everywhere, will those mods really be THAT hard on my engine?
From what I've read, I should be getting lower EGT's, better mileage, and more torque... do you think that's really gonna fry my 6.0?