7 months ago I bought a 2003 F250 with the 6.0 powerstroke. Got it dirt cheap because the high pressure oil pump was bad. I went into it knowing this engine has a lot of design flaws. But also knew they could be bullet proofed to be one of the better performing powerstrokes. Some of the bullet proofing had already been done. After replacing the oil pump the truck performed nicely despite a sticky turbo when the engine was cold. So here's my current situation. A few months ago the truck died on me and would not restart. I had it towed home. The next day I drained the fuel/water separator, installed a new air filter and I replaced the EGR valve because it was kicking off and on constantly. It fired right up and thought I had fixed the problem. A month later it did the same thing. Died, crank no start. No check engine light no codes. The last 2 months I've had quite an adventure with this thing. New fuel pump, icp sensor, crank position sensor, cam position sensor, alternator and batteries. Still no start. This morning I tried changing the IPR valve without success. I've got it broke loose but it hits the intake manifold. My intake has a rear cross tube while all the others I've seen in videos don't have a cross tube. Is it possible to get the IPR valve out without having to pull the top end of the engine all apart? I really don't want to have to go through that again.