Ford 6.0L PowerStroke Head Gasket Replacement

Below you will see a few pictures of one of the head gasket jobs we have done…..ARP Studs are used on all head gasket jobs…we can also do EGR cooler delete if you wish. Please stop by for detailed info on this…we have a 6.0 engine on a cart that we use for an actual visual aid…you can actually SEE what we are explaining to you, not have to visualize!


Getting ready to lift cab…                                                Left side done…


Right side done…                                                                Running boards off…


Cab bolts from inside on 4DR trucks…                       If you don’t know why we did THIS (restrain the steering column, then you could cost yourself a bunch of money if you tried this job yourself…


Cab off…                                                                                  Left Side…


Rear shot….                                                 Valve cover off…      


Head off…                                                                               Not hard to see the lack of sealing on that cylinder in the lower right of the picture….


New MLS gaskets in place, and studs ’bout to go in…  Studs…


Studs in….                                                                              New HPOP oil inlet filter. New Engine Oil Cooler going in also…..


Going back together….99% of the time when we tell the customer that changing the HPOP and IPR now will save $750 in labor later on, they say go ahead, but this time the customer simply did not have the funds. It’s a big gamble! And it may NOT pay off for him. The Engine Oil Cooler was restricted so the HPOP was pumping overheated oil, AND the HPOP oil inlet screen was completely gone, meaning the HPOP has been starved for oil AND when the screen finally sucked in, the screen AND all the trash if had filtered was drawn through the pump…..this pump has been starved for oil, pumped overheated oil, AND had to pass a screen and all the trash trappep in the screen…..it IS on borrowed time, and it WILL fail…period, end of topic…..not heeding a reputable service facilities advice on these engines is one of the biggest reasons these 6.0 liters have gotten such a bad reputation for staying in the shop. You can BET this one WILL be back in soon with a dead HPOP! The only more significant factor in the reputation has to do with the reason the Engine Oil Cooler was restricted AND the HPOP inlet screen was torn….oil changes AND coolant flushes not done frequently enough….


This screen did not come from this engine…but it is THE BEST ONE we’ve ever removed and it had one segment torn….no screen material went through the HPOP, but all the trash in the oil reservoir DID….this one came from an 06 model, which at the time was not a 4 year old truck yet, and had only 104,000 miles….

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