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Old 09-16-2012, 08:53 PM
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Minor changes on 6.2L

Just take possession of my new f350 6.2L dually last week and found that they change the valves covers, the new ones are black in composite. Does everyones have 3 1/2 inch tail pipe, i dont talk about the chrome one?
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:34 AM
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The tailpipe on my F250 is 3 1/2" OD.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:42 AM
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:01 AM
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Yeah we've seen the black plastic valve covers on F150 6.2's too. Not sure why Ford switched though.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:02 AM
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Probably heat dissipation or modification in vapor management for the PCV valve, alot of time the only way to discover changes is when you ask for a specific part in the engine and they ask you the build date of the engine: before or after or the suffix change like AA to BB.
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Just take possession of my new f350 6.2L dually last week and found that they change the valves covers, the new ones are black in composite. Does everyones have 3 1/2 inch tail pipe, i dont talk about the chrome one?
Congrats on the new SD! Pics...yeah...share some pics...

To be honest...I haven't noticed the valve covers on my 6.2L. Gosh...going to go take a look tomorrow.

Just interested...but what where they before???


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Just interested...but what where they before???
This is what the valve covers looked like on the F-150 6.2's before.

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So...were they cast aluminum?


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No,

Cast-iron engine block and four-bolt main bearing caps, with cross bolts, for durability
Aluminum cylinder heads, with two valves per cylinder and two spark plugs per cylinder
Cast-iron crankshaft, with dual-mode damper
Forged steel connecting rods
Cast-aluminum pistons, with cooling jets
Single overhead camshaft with variable valve timing and roller-rocker shaft valvetrain
***Magnesium cam covers for lighter weight***
Stamped-steel oil pan
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Stainless-steel fuel rail; port-fuel-injected; mechanical returnless fuel system
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My 12 Raptor also has black plastic valve covers.
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Congrats on the new SD! Pics...yeah...share some pics...

To be honest...I haven't noticed the valve covers on my 6.2L. Gosh...going to go take a look tomorrow.


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Remembered to post back about the valve covers. YES...they are the new black style. IMHO...not a big deal...but there you have it.


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I've got the aluminum ones in my '12 F350, they're sweet but they are getting kind of ugly looking. I've got to detail my engine bay, they need to be polished or something.
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I've got the aluminum ones in my '12 F350, they're sweet but they are getting kind of ugly looking. I've got to detail my engine bay, they need to be polished or something.
I did an oil change last week and noticed my '12 F350 has the black plastic covers. Must have switched sometime in '12. I don't know the build date of my truck though.
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I did an oil change last week and noticed my '12 F350 has the black plastic covers. Must have switched sometime in '12. I don't know the build date of my truck though.
If you wanted your build date (Month/Year), it's on the sticker on your door post.

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