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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-11-2018, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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6.4 push rods in stock 6.0 heads

I have a 2006 6.0 and I'm thinking about doing headstuds and was wondering if its okay to run 6.4 push rods on the factory heads PR would that cause issues not building a monster just making it run that much smoother and last longer
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I have a 2006 6.0 and I'm thinking about doing headstuds and was wondering if its okay to run 6.4 push rods on the factory heads PR would that cause issues not building a monster just making it run that much smoother and last longer
Yes, you can run 6.4 push rods. If I remember correctly Ford stopped using the 6.0 pushrods and moved to the 6.4 only. The 6.4s are supposedly easier on the lifters.

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Re: 6.4 push rods in stock 6.0 heads

that's right, ford doesn't supply the 6.0 pushrods anymore... unfortunately they put mine back together with the 6.0 pushrods before i bought it fortunately no issues at the moment :p

if you or your shop takes much off the head at all, then your stock 6.0 pushrods will be a bit long and could tear up the lifters for sure. and chances are that the head needs to be shaved a little bit at least. it's pretty common practice to toss the 6.0 pushrods and install 6.4 pushrods any time the heads come off

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Do I half to mill down the head in order to install the 6.4 push rods and can I just leave it all factory and put them in
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Re: 6.4 push rods in stock 6.0 heads

not for the 6.4 push rods no, but you typically gotta machine the head in order to be sure you won't blow the head gasket. that's the whole deal with the head gasket jobs failing. either they don't check & deck the heads, don't check for cracks, don't prep the block, or mis-torque the headbolts or studs upon installation. due to cost & time, people have often skipped checking the heads for flatness...and had to pay the price to do the job all over again


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Re: 6.4 push rods in stock 6.0 heads

i am pretty sure that the 6.4 pushrods will go in fine without milling the heads though, in the case that the heads are perfectly fine and don't require milling. i think that better answers your question lol!
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Re: 6.4 push rods in stock 6.0 heads

6.4 pushrod length is correct length pushrod for a 6.0. Thermal expansion was not ever considered and subsequently the factory 6.0 rod is too damn long. No you DO NOT need to mill the head to use a 6.4 pushrod. Years ago Ford revised the part number for the 6.0 to a 6.4 part number.

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