New here, thanks. Just bought my first diesel not long ago. 2003 F350 Dually. 103 K on the engine. Whoever owned it before me had installed the Banks 6 gun with the Speed loader chip, exhaust, etc. Last weekend driving down the highway and heard some knocking noise and noticed black smoke. Pulled over, made some calls, and ended up dropping it off at the mechanic shop. Sure enough #8 fuel injector issues. While at shop, they also noticed white smoke. Right now they have the cab lifted off the frame, and have it stripped down. They are currently having the heads checked for cracks, etc. After much research, I am finding these 6.0's are known to have head gasket issues. Now that I am into it this far, what brands of heads and gaskets should I be looking to get to handle the Banks 6 gun and future abuse? I've found a kit that has ARP head bolts, Black Onyx head gaskets, Sinister EGR
delete, Ford factory oil cooler kit and screen, and ford gaskets. They say the Ford factory oil cooler is an upgrade with thicker internal fins and the screen is no longer cloth, now stainless steel. I have emissions here in Colorado, so my ERG delete needs to be the upgraded one that looks real but is sealed, if this is a good way to go as far as eliminating the EGR
. What benefits are there with getting away from the EGR
? While in there, I thought I best go ahead and replace all the injectors. Any brand better then the others, or not? And if I missed something I should be doing while truck torn down this far, please throw your opinions my way. The mechanic working on it said for me to get whatever I want for him to put back on while it is being done, so I want to take advantage and do it right. Truck will pull a 29 foot camper a few times in the summer, over Colorado mountains. Other then that, it is more for sport and street. I'd like to run it on a track just to see what the banks is all about, but not looking in going extreme into the sport. Thanks for any help!