Originally Posted by B^2
Can you elaborate on what engine upgrades you've done to the tune of 10-15k? I know a lot of people recommend the bullet proof kit which is $2,195 without labor. The diesel van I'm looking at has about 160k miles on it.
That being said, I'm still learning about the pitfalls of the 6.0L, so the insight is appreciated.
What's the towing capacity on the v10?
Depends how deep you want to go and if you do it in stages or not. I just had some extra work done that should have been done the first go around.
There is a list on the site that Joe did. It shows all the little things required to rebuild the engine except the obvious (belt, hoses, tubing… etc.) Another item I added was a specific turbo…it was 2K by itself. Here is a basic list off the top of my head:
Heads & studs, New turbo, BP-EGR cooler, BP-remote coolant filter, Twin oil filter system, Air DogII fuel pump, Aluminum radiator, BP-water pump, XP-270 alternator with remote smart regulator and upgraded battery bus wire, BP-FICM, New wiring harness (harness heat wrapped), I did a new Ford oil cooler when the engine was tore down but most go with a remote cooler. I had also installed Auto meter gauges over the years but just installed a new DP tuner. I had a cold air box installed and heat wrapped most of the up and down pipes. Not really an engine upgrade but I added a High capacity transmission pan. Most do a remote cooler as well. Guess that is next on the list.
Another approach is to go with a crate motor and reuse as much as you can...at least you'll get an upgraded motor.