Originally Posted by Nick
Mileage at 50k on an 06 with the 6.0 that gives us to much to talk about
Indeed, lots of things to be aware of. Let's see...
-turbo-serviced? If it needs a rebuild use a 360 degree thrust washer, stainless steel unison ring, and consider a billet compressor wheel. Turbo Parts - 6.0L Powerstroke - Products
-replace the turbo drain and feed lines with the OEM upgraded parts
-6C3Z-9T515-A and 3C3Z-9T516-A
-chances are the underhood heat will have made the turbo solenoid harness brittle and it will break when removed. It would be handy to have one of these on hand. So to speak.Ford VGT Turbo Control Solenoid Pigtail Harness
-replace the ICP and EBP. Exhaust Back Pressure Sensor (EBP) part# 5C3Z-9J460-B. ICP (Injection Control Pressure) Sensor ICP 04-07 4C3Z9F838A
-with the turbo off, it's not that much more labor to have the upgraded STC kit to replace the snap to connect fitting on the High Pressure Oil Pump (HPOP). This one is very important. Replace the IPR screen. IPR is the injection pressure regulator. It is used to control fuel delivery and is screwed into the back of the HPOP. If the screen is loaded up with debris or torn then dollars to donuts the HPOP inlet screen on top of the oil cooler is torn as well. No win scenario and critical preventative maintenance.
-Updated STC kit w/ turbo gasket kit (incl. IPR screen and orings) -4C3Z-9B246-F
And to answer your question, there are no swanky aftermarket boots and intercooler pipes, etc for the E series. Your best bet is to go OEM. This place has really good prices. AutoNation Ford White Bear Lake | Parts & Accessories
In summary, the updated STC fitting, HPOP screen, turbo feed and return lines are all parts that were re-designed and updated by Ford. They are things that should be installed or replaced while the turbo is out as most of them can easily be accessed during this process. Hope that helps.