Replace 6.0 head gaskets in an E series van?

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    Replace 6.0 head gaskets in an E series van?

    Has anyone here done it? It is an ambulance so I don’t think I can lift the body. Can it be done in-vehicle or do I have to pull the motor?

    #2
    Pull the engine and do everything at once, bed plates, head gaskets, oil cooler, etc. That's what Ford techs do with bodies that can't be removed.

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      #3
      Originally posted by shortbus4x4 View Post
      Pull the engine and do everything at once, bed plates, head gaskets, oil cooler, etc. That's what Ford techs do with bodies that can't be removed.
      I know in the SD chassis you had to remove 1 or both motor mounts to be able to remove the heads. Even if it's possible to do it in place pulling it and having space to work around stuff sounds so much easier

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        #4
        You have to disassemble the entire accessory drive, pull the intake, fuel system and turbo. Then pull the trans back, bolt a special hoist to the front of the block and lift it out the front of the van with the entire bumper, grill, headlight assembly, core support, intercooler and radiator removed.

        I own an 09 cut away with a 6.0 and have looked into it. It looks like a t-total bitch.

        You can do gaskets without pulling the engine but you can't do studs.

        I would gladly pay the $3k for the dealer to go back with OEM parts and give a warranty on the job.
        Last edited by Action Fab; 05-29-2020, 11:19 AM.

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          #5
          Where are you located

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            #6
            I did one of these once. I did head gaskets, oil cooler, egr cooler, stand pipes, dummy plugs, etc., etc., etc.,.
            Even studs @actionfab

            OP, your best solution is fire. A van is doable. A cutaway is a whole bucket of nopes.

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              #7
              I would hate doing this. it would take me a week. holy hell!
              - Buck

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                #8
                Originally posted by Skiman26 View Post
                Where are you located
                I am in Pennsylvania but the truck is in Colorado. Why do you ask?

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                  #9
                  I know someone in Southern California all he does is ford diesel vans almost exclusively. Most of them 6.0 as he works for an ambulance company. Solid guy but he won’t travel.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Skiman26 View Post
                    I know someone in Southern California all he does is ford diesel vans almost exclusively. Most of them 6.0 as he works for an ambulance company. Solid guy but he won’t travel.
                    I wouldn’t travel to do this job, either.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Skiman26 View Post
                      I know someone in Southern California all he does is ford diesel vans almost exclusively. Most of them 6.0 as he works for an ambulance company. Solid guy but he won’t travel.
                      What does he charge to do HGs/studs/ear delete?

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                        #12
                        I'll ask him you an egr delete right?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Skiman26 View Post
                          I'll ask him you an egr delete right?
                          yep. Spellcheck got me.

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                            #14
                            He wants to know the year

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Skiman26 View Post
                              He wants to know the year
                              2006

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