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Ford 6.0L VT365 Power Stroke Engine Rebuild

How To Make The VT365 Go The Distance

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In the May '10 issue we showed you how to put a 7.3L Power Stroke together from the ground up and explained many of the tips and tricks involved in rebuilding one (including a forged connecting rod upgrade). This time, we're back to show you how to resurrect the 7.3L's successor, the 6.0L Power Stroke, using more genuine (and affordable) Ford parts.

A full-on rebuild of a 6.0L isn't as complicated (or scary) as you might think. Recently, we stopped by Diesel Tech, the shop that built our last 7.3L Power Stroke ("Rebuilding it Right," May '10), to see an '04 version of the VT365 going together. Follow along, as we'll explain what aspects of the 6.0L you'll need to pay close attention to, how to reinforce the engine to ensure longevity, and which components should be replaced, rebuilt, or reused.

*All our genuine Ford part costs came from Rodeo Ford in Goodyear, Arizona
PARTS AND PRICE LIST:
PART PART NUMBER PRICE
6.0L DIT diesel engine overhaul kit (0.020-inch overbore) 4C3Z-6R007-A $1,876.34
OE cylinder heads (2) 3C3Z-6049-DA $926.82 ($250 core, each)
OE injectors (8) 4C3Z-9E527-BRM $203.01 ($180 core, each)
OE high-pressure oil pump 4C3Z-9A543-AARM $467.50 ($150 core)
OE VGT turbocharger 4C3Z-6K682-CCRM $929.50 ($250 core)
Machine work and short-block assembly $800 to $1,200 (estimate)
TOTAL 6.0L BUILD (labor not included) $5,211.06 - $5,611.06 (Core charges included)
SOURCES
Automotive Racing Products
1863 Eastman Avenue
Ventura
CA  93003
800-826-3045
www.arp-bolts.com
Ford Parts
Glendora
CA
www.fordparts.com
Diesel Tech
1685 S State St.
San Jacinto
CA  92583
951-766-5777
http://www.dieseltech1.com/
Neal Technologies
134 East Broadway Road
Mesa
AZ  85210
N/A
http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com
/
County Auto Machine
San Bernadino
CA
951-487-0917
Rodeo Ford
1788 Saamis Drive NW
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada  T1C1W7
1-877-910-7788
www.rodeoford.com
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1 comments
Wes Adams
Wes Adams

I noticed that its an early 6.0 PSD but using a a 2004.5+ style EGR Cooler. So you are using a newer style intake too. My question is.... Will it fit the early style up pipe to the turbo?.... Or do you have to change that out as well? 

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