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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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How many miles did you go til you had to get studs?

How long did you run with stock headbolts on your 6.0?
I have a 2003 F-250 6.0 with 140,000 miles on it and im still running stock headbolts with 4" exhaust, SCT custom tune-street tune mainly, sb air intake and electric clutch fan. Do i need to start raising money to do an egr delete, and headstuds? I was thinkin about buying this kit...Complete 6.0 Ford Powerstroke Solution

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Re: How many miles did you go til you had to get studs?

i'd get a coolant filter first, and do an egr delete....worry about studs when you want more power
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Re: How many miles did you go til you had to get studs?

i've got 204k on mine and its tuned with matts SRL tune, it's all a matter of how big of an idiot you are when u drive it and how hard u beat on it

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Re: How many miles did you go til you had to get studs?

I had about 50K on my truck when she first started to puke. Pulling the trailer up a pretty good grade as you leave PA on Route 84 coming into NY. All of a sudden, the unmistakeable smell of that sweet stuff coming into the cabin.

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Re: How many miles did you go til you had to get studs?

118k, bone stock, never tuned.

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Re: How many miles did you go til you had to get studs?

Had about 85k on mine. Beat on it pretty good though.Truck would be lost without a tuner. Its never NOT had one on it.

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Re: How many miles did you go til you had to get studs?

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I had about 50K on my truck when she first started to puke. Pulling the trailer up a pretty good grade as you leave PA on Route 84 coming into NY. All of a sudden, the unmistakeable smell of that sweet stuff coming into the cabin.

I think that's the key, it shows up quick pulling a heavy load. I have 65k on the motor and have no issues till I pull the trailer up a long steep grade. First happened with a 10k trailer, now I have a 14k trailer and cannot pull much of a grade till it pukes with a tuner, stock it's still ok for now.

Baby it or spend $$$$ on it your choice.

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Re: How many miles did you go til you had to get studs?

90k stock and then another 25k with a race tune daily and about 15 passes down the track and a couple times towing with the race file and some without it. 115k or so is when it all broke loose, pretty sure the oil cooler took out the EGR cooler and the gaskets weren't in the greatest shape anyways.

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156K and counting.. No bolts,egr in place and maintenance to a T..
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92000kms

then towed 10k very fast home throught the mountians
both heads warped 7 thow, did not see any heat on the gage (idiot gage that is)
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