6.0 died (but will rise again)!
Sadly (actually more embarrassing), I had my SD towed home the other day. P2291 code on my tuner...HPOP system. I know the STC fitting is a common issue with these motors and I have that on my winter project list...but it had to let go before I wanted to park it!
So I have all winter to get things done for next spring. I want this truck to be reliable so I plan on pulling top end of motor apart to replace head gaskets, install head studs, new oil updated oil cooler, coolant filter, stc fitting, 'blue spring' fpr upgrade, high idle mod and what ever else comes up. I just hope my heads are ok. Then I'll move onto other work like amp installation (already replaced speakers), gauges and HID head and fog lights.
Thankfully I have heat in my garage. The wife is already complaining the heating bill is going to cost too much, and I haven't even told her how much parts will cost! Women...
The Hauler - '05 F-350 4x4 CC Dually 6.0 Powerstroke
The Project - '90 Ford Bronco 4x4
The wife's - '11 Ford Escape
For every minute you are away from work...you can add two minutes to your life!