I just got in a 04 F-350 6.0 and it has been Studded and EGR deleted and it has NO tune what so ever its a work truck for a lawn care business the truck was done by another shop about a year ago, It has Blown the Head Gaskets!!! what could cause this??? im curoius
My 6.0 was bone stock and had 4 head gaskets replaced by the time I sold it.
I didn't drive it hard and it was a real puzzler. It never cost me anything as warranty took care of it but I didn't want it out of warranty.
That said, I am thinking about buying another 6.0 for a project.
Are the last years any better than the first?
Iv'e read somewhere that pushing over 20psi at lower than normal operating temps can be the killer even with studs ( witch I don't have yet) so if I am towing I usually warm up a few more minutes just to be sure. I'll blow off anything on the trip later. Like XB70 was saying who knows how the lawn care guys drove it in the first 15 min.
The heads were not done right to start with, maybe not checked for flatness. Just because it was studded does not mean it will not break again.
not alway the case.reality is nothing is foolproof. we seem to wind up with technologicaly advanced fools all the time.
being a gardners work truck the first thing that comes to mind is what was on the trailer hooked to the back. Im thinking maybe an overloaded truck.