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Old 09-01-2020, 07:09 PM   #51
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Worth mentioning; I recall at some point in the last year or so, one member (believe it may have been Arctictraveller) had their engine wiring harness wrapped with a heat shield prior to install.
If the existing harness is brittle, invest the ~$700 in a new harness!
It costs more than that to replace it after-the-fact...ask us how we know!!!
I didn't get a photo, but i wrapped our new harness in ThermoTec express wrap + their tape (not that great) and metal duct tape (homedepot)
Several hours of work, but a worthwhile investment.
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Old 09-01-2020, 07:13 PM   #52
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The new build is getting a new wiring harness for sure. I'm definitely going to look into the heat wrap. Thanks for the suggestion.


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If the existing harness is brittle, invest the ~$700 in a new harness!
It costs more than that to replace it after-the-fact...ask us how we know!!!
I didn't get a photo, but i wrapped our new harness in ThermoTec express wrap + their tape (not that great) and metal duct tape (homedepot)
Several hours of work, but a worthwhile investment.
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Old 09-01-2020, 07:23 PM   #53
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If the existing harness is brittle, invest the ~$700 in a new harness!

It costs more than that to replace it after-the-fact...ask us how we know!!!

I didn't get a photo, but i wrapped our new harness in ThermoTec express wrap + their tape (not that great) and metal duct tape (homedepot)

Several hours of work, but a worthwhile investment.
You have a link to the new harness ? Is it OEM?
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Old 09-01-2020, 07:33 PM   #54
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"You have a link to the new harness ? Is it OEM?"

Yes, more info, please.
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Old 09-01-2020, 07:48 PM   #55
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You have a link to the new harness ? Is it OEM?
Here's one site for a 2006 E350 with 6.0 = https://www.fordpartsgiant.com/parts...63;36591;26465)
https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...y-6c2z12b637ua
There are many other ford dealers with higher and lower prices.
Make sure to input the vin to ensure the correct part!!
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:32 AM   #56
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No offense guys but there's no need to muck up ucsundog's build thread with anti-diesel rhetoric.
As a non-diesel owner I didn't see the mentioned input as necessarily anti-diesel so much as simply pointing out the downsides of such ownership.

ucsundog seems to take the input well enough and has already made the informed choice to proceed with his project. Sometimes the benefits greatly offset expenditures despite how others might choose to do themselves in a similar.

Regardless I hope this project wraps up 110% to your expectations---it sounds like you're on the right path for the needs anticipated.
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Old 09-02-2020, 12:01 PM   #57
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Here's one site for a 2006 E350 with 6.0 = https://www.fordpartsgiant.com/parts...63;36591;26465)
https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...y-6c2z12b637ua
There are many other ford dealers with higher and lower prices.
Make sure to input the vin to ensure the correct part!!

Ford Dealer price - $1500 but Jay(Zylstra) found one for 700! This guy Jay made me it so much easier for me and I will tell you that he was the most responsive and helpful guy compared to all the other shops which in the end made it so much easier for me to decide to go with them.
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Maybe it's buried back in the thread somewhere but I'm curious about the stage 2 cam. Does Asheville do their own grinding on the cam lobes? And are the cylinder heads a new cast? And I presume you are reusing your intake manifold. I'm wondering if one of the aftermarket manifolds like the Odawg might help maximize the performance gains from the cam upgrade. And just a comment on injectors. They are all reman's. You can't get new OEM injectors and the jury is out on whether the aftermarket options like Warrens are more reliable.
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And just a comment on injectors. They are all reman's. You can't get new OEM injectors and the jury is out on whether the aftermarket options like Warrens are more reliable.

That was what prompted my question a few pages back about injectors. I'm out of the loop on who's injectors are "the ones" to use for reliability. I was under the impression that no new injectors have been manufactured in many many years, and more importantly no brand new spool valves (the part that sticks). When reading what a provider of "new" injectors actually do they seem to either have no info on what they actually do to remanufacture or there is a lot of inspect to confirm meets standards. I've heard roomers on forums over the years, emphasizing they are roomers on the internet, that there is a wide margin of quality of reman injectors for sale. Some injectors having a 50% failure rate in a few thousand miles, resulting in mechanic shops doing a lot of warranty replacements. My motivation for the question is the inevitability someday of my motor coming out and when it dose I'll update the injectors. I have no idea who's injectors to specify.

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Old 09-02-2020, 01:32 PM   #60
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Maybe it's buried back in the thread somewhere but I'm curious about the stage 2 cam. Does Asheville do their own grinding on the cam lobes? And are the cylinder heads a new cast? And I presume you are reusing your intake manifold. I'm wondering if one of the aftermarket manifolds like the Odawg might help maximize the performance gains from the cam upgrade. And just a comment on injectors. They are all reman's. You can't get new OEM injectors and the jury is out on whether the aftermarket options like Warrens are more reliable.

Asheville used to do their own grinding but the Stage 2 camshaft is a brand new billet one. The Heads are remanufactured in house and are NOT new like the KDD heads. I would have preferred them but at a 12 week lead time, and given the my application for my van is for longevity and reliability and not PUSHING high HP(500 or more), I didn't see the need to spend the extra 1500. I wanted to put that money to new KC Turbo and Injectors.

Here's the link to the "brand new" injectors from Accuratediesel.

https://www.accuratediesel.com/6-0l-...ufactured.html

Here's what they state,

"NOT Remanufactured!

For many years our customers have asked us for a BRAND NEW 6.0L Powerstroke Injector Option. Finally, it is here! Our new fuel injectors come direct from Ford's original equipment supplier. There is simply no better 6.0L injector anywhere on the planet. For those who appreciate the very best quality, this is it. No part of the injector ever used in any engine anywhere at any time!

Please note that the manufacturer does require a core exchange on these, even though they are brand new 6.0 Powerstroke injectors."


I wanted to do the Owdawg but I can't get that product shipped to CA, unless you can find another way around the system
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