Yep, and the only one. And you know for sure it was a blow head gasket causing the degas bottle to puke and not just the weak cap?
Yep - tried new cap first. After HG and studs (trust me I tried everything else first) - no more problems. Let's end this unrelated to the OPs post. We can argue this back and forth until we are blue in the face.
Apocalypse made the right decision keeping what he has - regardless - because keeping the Ex is economically the best option no matter how you slice it.
I dont know of a single one. To say "many" is a stretch. Of course any engine can have a failed HG for whatever reason but the #1 cause of 6.0 head gasket failure is excessive cylinder pressure from custom tunes. Factory tuning simply can not lift a head.
Trading for another used vehicle often just changes the faults you have. Glad the OP is keeping it..
I suspect coolant leaking into the intake from holes in egr cooler contributed to a few blown head gaskets. Not sure studs could've held the gaskets then either.
I had to replace a blown head gasket on my tahoe, twice, one each time. Luckily, with FTE's knowledge base, every repair makes my Ex better than original. Never had this experience before. :-)
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your 5.4 2v is essentially the same externally as a 5.4 2v out of the Lightning or HD F-150
just saying, there is another +100 HP that can be bolted on with relatively little work. there are quite a few walkthroughs on how to slap the blower/intake off a HD or L onto a normal 5.4 2v. and since many of the HD/L guys upgrade their blowers...you can get the blower quite cheap
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