Go Back   PowerStrokeArmy > Power Strokes > 6.4 Aftermarket

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-01-2015, 07:57 AM
FourEyed FourEyed is offline
Private
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 41
Default Cab off repair and lift installed on my 6.4

Hey guys, I'm pretty new here still but wanted to introduce myself and share a couple pics of my truck. I'm from Alden, NY (upstate). Had the cab off last month pretty much for up pipes, and I wanted to do some PM on it. 08 Job 2 truck, 167k on it. The goal is to get to 300k. The *** has been relocated with the egr, and H&S tuner installed. I also plan to get rid of the plasti dip bumpers and go with a gloss black vinyl wrap.

While the cab was off I did the following:
Rudys HD up pipes
Oem Head gaskets ARP studs
New lifters, pushrods, rockers, etc
Heads got new valves and guides

Looking back I regret not doing pistons as it was already that far along.. but whatever it should be fine.

Standard cab off deal here





I ended up doing a Zone 4" radius arm lift with a 35x12.5/20. I know this lift gets some hate on here but for the price I don't think it can be beat. I don't do any hardcore off roading but for what it is it works great for me. Ride is like stock and the radius arms are awesome. I didn't want to go bigger because then loading the quads and bikes every weekend would be a pain.








Last edited by FourEyed; 05-01-2015 at 08:10 AM.
  #2  
Old 05-01-2015, 08:12 AM
DWhite's Avatar
DWhite DWhite is offline
Lieutenant
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 525
Default

When you had the heads of did you have them checked for flatness or have any kind of machining done to them?
__________________
2011 F-250 4x4 CCSB 6.7
H&S Mini Maxx, 5" Flo-Pro, No Limit Egr ******, No Limit BAMF Intake

08 ECSB
H&S Mini Maxx (MCC Tuning), 4" DP, 5" Flo-Pro, No Limit, Spearco, Extreme Studs, MPD, BD 6.0 manifolds & up pipes.
  #3  
Old 05-01-2015, 08:36 AM
FourEyed FourEyed is offline
Private
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 41
Default

Oh yeah I did. they needed like $1100 or so into them Valves were shot, had new guides installed, and they were decked. It blew me away how good the truck ran and the valves had that much play in the guides..
  #4  
Old 05-01-2015, 09:29 AM
Sideswipe505 Sideswipe505 is offline
Sergeant
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 392
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FourEyed View Post
Oh yeah I did. they needed like $1100 or so into them Valves were shot, had new guides installed, and they were decked. It blew me away how good the truck ran and the valves had that much play in the guides..
Yeah these trucks are tough even when broke. Mine ran fine with a melted piston lol.
__________________
2008 RCLB XL
Tuned
4" Straight Pipe
No Limit Intake
  #5  
Old 05-01-2015, 11:52 AM
sootie's Avatar
sootie sootie is offline
General
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,411
Default

your truck looks nice. do those pistons show any heat stress? what tuning were you running?
  #6  
Old 05-01-2015, 02:19 PM
FourEyed FourEyed is offline
Private
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 41
Default

Thanks! The pistons / bores and everything looked great. Kind of surprised how good it looked with 160k on it. It was ******d at 140k and I ran the H&S HD street tune. Had it in performance a couple times but mostly left in tow and street. I put a no limit intake and elbow on it and sinister coolant filter setup as well.
  #7  
Old 05-01-2015, 09:10 PM
RSK's Avatar
RSK RSK is offline
Colonel
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2,550
Default

nice looks good.
__________________
2010 f350 6.4 ccsb 4x4 lariat 180k sold!
05 6.0 rclb 4x4 xlt 237k looney tuned!
2018 6.7 f350 rclb 17k since 4/4
  #8  
Old 05-04-2015, 12:00 PM
FourEyed FourEyed is offline
Private
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 41
Default

Thanks!
  #9  
Old 10-01-2019, 12:47 PM
FourEyed FourEyed is offline
Private
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 41
Default

Well here we are once again. I'm right at 198k, Just 30k since I did the top end, (and thought about pistons), and now have a cracked piston. Rebuild time. It happened out of nowhere, and I just got back from a 1100 mile trip with the camper and the truck ran perfect... until it didn't.

This time, I decided to tackle the job myself. Since I have a nice space, but no lift. The engine is coming out the front. I'm semi mechanically inclined, but not a pro by any means. Hopefully some of you will catch some mistakes I'm bound to make. I don't dd the truck, and don't drive it in winter. So all I have is time.

Once I get it out, I'm going to have my block rebuilt. Do some form of coated pistons, cam, and possibly try to go for more power while I'm there. Truck is in great shape, so instead of spending $60k+ on a new truck, I will make this one new.

Here's the rough plan..

Send injectors out to get tested (RCD)?
Was running GH tunes, open to anything
Coated HD pistons
RCD stage 2 cam
Heads, Lifters, pushrods, rockers, etc all have 30k on them, hoping to re-use
Rebuild transmission and do converter (starting to slightly slip)
HPFP - Chance it with the 200k one, or replace while out?
Debating drop in turbo, still doing research. Don't really want to do a dual fueler setup.

My buddy 2stangs8689 with the rescue in his 6.0.

[IMG]20190914_112530 by Joe malucci, on Flickr[/IMG]

Starting to tear into it.

[IMG]20190929_194115 by Joe malucci, on Flickr[/IMG]

Few hours later. Wasn't too bad to this point. Just taking my time.

[IMG]20190930_211306 by Joe malucci, on Flickr[/IMG]
  #10  
Old 10-01-2019, 01:56 PM
sootie's Avatar
sootie sootie is offline
General
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,411
Default

a drop in 71-73mm atmo and 59mm hp will give a significant bump in power, run cooler and smoke less. No need for extra fuel.

put new lifters in. for the 350.00 its cheap insurance.
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 AM.

 

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Designed by Military Ltd