Fel-Pro develops 6.0L headgasket ..... - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
Thread Details Posted by Fahlin Racing, this thread has received 6 replies and been viewed 4888 times.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2014, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Fahlin Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NE, Ohio
Posts: 849
Points: 67,898
Thanks: 25
Thanked 61 Times in 54 Posts
Thumbs up Fel-Pro develops 6.0L headgasket .....

Found this little bit of news in my email, thought everyone should check it out that has a 6.0L Ford.

http://www.enginebuildermag.com/2014...72979-83635305

Quote:
The Fel-Pro Gaskets brand has introduced two innovative Fel-Pro PermaTorque MLS multi-layer-steel head gaskets that address a common combustion sealing issue encountered in 6.0L diesel engines used in more than 700,000 trucks manufactured between 2003 and 2010....

Jim "Iron Giant" Fahlin ~ A high performance car is like a guitar, you have to tune it to achieve your best operation and pull ahead of the competition.

Gas & Diesel Motorsports
Heavy Equipment/Truck/Trailer parts Specialist
Zeigler Diesel Perf
Socal Diesel
Fahlin Racing is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Fahlin Racing For this addition to TDG:
dbennett48 (09-17-2014), harry6.0 (09-17-2014), IdahoF350 (09-18-2014)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2014, 12:12 AM
Old Fart
 
dbennett48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ukiah, Ca
Posts: 889
Points: 53,641
Thanks: 194
Thanked 180 Times in 155 Posts
Garage
That looks like something a lot of us can use. I would want to see some real users talk the talk, and walk the walk.

Dave

2004 Ford F-350 Regular cab with 6.0.
Completely Stock.

KK6TNI - HAM Radio

http://bennettlaneshopping.com/ - Our Outdoor/Garden and Kitchen Ware store
dbennett48 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2014, 03:48 AM
Senior Member
 
Weld engineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle of the Mitten, MI
Posts: 1,324
Points: 48,513
Thanks: 866
Thanked 506 Times in 401 Posts
Garage
I think they should have had an intern google the web and learn the true problem is the lack of adequate clamping force. If you need gaskets then pull the heads and stud it. Not saying the gaskets they make aren't good but the root cause is pretty much hands down TTY head bolts and the fact there are only 10 on each head. The 6.4 had bigger bolts (M16) and the 7.3 and 6.7 have more of them.


Early 2004 F-250 4x4 CC 6.0


2nd owner, ARP studs 1 at a time, Some parts missing in the exhaust path, BD intercooler hoses, Blue spring, MC filters, Sinister coolant filter, Exhaust manifold gaskets, WARN lockouts, Gold coolant, zoodad mod, autometer boost gauge, high idle mod, Scangauge 2, SCT X3 tuned from KEM, autometer fuel pressure gauge, Archoil 6200 in the fuel, FICM by Ed w/ATLAS40, autometer pyro gauge,'08 Alum Rear Diff cover, 5w-40 Rotella T6 w/ Archoil 9100 in it, zert in the slip joint, harpooned fuel tank, 6.4 banjos


Not a diesel mechanic in real life but I play one on the Internet
Weld engineer is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Weld engineer For this addition to TDG:
harry6.0 (09-17-2014)
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2014, 03:51 AM
Junior Member
 
robs97z28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lost
Posts: 227
Points: 37,776
Thanks: 35
Thanked 23 Times in 22 Posts
Garage
Thank you for the info. I have always love felpro gaskets.

03 Excursion, Banks turbo back, K&N intake, 285/70R17 on Eagle alloys, purchased June '10
robs97z28 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2014, 04:58 AM
Senior Member
 
harry6.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Spokane WA. area
Posts: 3,051
Points: 142,060
Thanks: 1,507
Thanked 990 Times in 755 Posts
I'm always skeptical too, when a new product like this comes around.

I wonder if they did any actual towing, in the mountains, with max heavy loads and stock head bolts in hot weather, to really give it the acid test?

Be interesting to see how these pan out, only time will tell.

Harry

Jan 03' built 6.0/F250cc4wd trqsft/SCT-tuned by KEM-Performance/Garrett Powermax vg-turbo/blue spring mod/gauges=egt+boost+fuel+SG2/exhaust/airaid intake/DR 4.5 lift/dual bilsteins/315's/greasable ball joints/powerstop/smittybuilt/kc lights/high idle mod/roll-n-lock/Mobil Delvac1 ESP 5W40 with (Archoil AR9100 in the oil) and (AR6200 in the fuel)
harry6.0 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to harry6.0 For this addition to TDG:
dbennett48 (09-17-2014)
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-18-2014, 12:18 AM
Stuck in Commiefornia...
 
IdahoF350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Clearfield, Utah
Posts: 1,296
Points: 81,427
Thanks: 102
Thanked 447 Times in 315 Posts
Garage
The other thing they need to address is make +.010" and +020" versions so you can mill te heads to flatten them without having to sink the valve seats and tip the valves to maintain piston to valve clearance, which would do away with the .006" mill limit BS on these engines for good.

The Current Truck (Oct-2013 to Present):
1999 (Early) F-350 Lariat, CCLB, SRW, Black/Tan

7.3L Powerstroke, 4R100, 4x4, 3.73, 37x13.50-18s, '05 Axle Swap, 6" Fabtech lift, GTP38 "D66" turbo upgrade, SCT 4-position chip with custom tuning by me, Straight Piped 4" down pipe through 5" dual stacks, N-Fab full length triple steps, Pro-Tech cab guard and tool box, louvered 5th wheel gate, Hella 500 Fog and Driving lamps, much more to come...
The one I'll miss, (Mar-2009 to Jan-2014):
2000 Excursion XLT 4x4

6.8L V-10, 4R100, 4.30, 285/75-18, 271whp / 388wtq
The one I won't, (Jul-2005 to Sep-2012):
2005 F-350 XLT, CCLB, SRW, 4x4 FX4

6.0L PSD, ZF-6S650, 3.73, 35x12.5-18, 4.5" Lift
IdahoF350 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to IdahoF350 For this addition to TDG:
harry6.0 (09-18-2014)
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-19-2014, 06:27 PM
Curmudgeon
 
TooManyToys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jersey Shore (Not Seaside!)
Posts: 472
Points: 46,335
Thanks: 58
Thanked 214 Times in 129 Posts
They would have done the testing on a dyno. Years ago Felpro was a private company rated as one of the best companies to work for, #4 I believe, with some of the best employees out there. The family ended up selling it to Federal-Mogul around 1999-2000, concerned about the future of the auto business, and issues relating to asbestos exposure from their products.

When F-M assimilates a company there are changes, and they like to close R&D facilities (). Felpro's well known dyno and test facility was closed down just like Moog's chassis and Abex's friction where. The engine dyno work was moved to the Plymouth, Mi and UK facilities where F-M has their piston, bearing and sealing work done.

Decades ago it was not unusual for Felpro employees to install the products on there own vehicles and road or drag race test them, being a tight knit "family" company. (They even had their own park in Il for the families.) That is not happening in the corporate environment of F-M. So like many of the aftermarket situations out there, the equipment tests may say go, but it will be the consumer who ends up being the ultimate tester.

As Harry stated, "only time will tell".

Jack -
Formerly FMTRVT, Manager of Vehicle Testing - Brakes

2003 F-350SC Lariat 4x4 6.0L Auto

Truck Modifications as below in Pictorials on Facebook. Google - Facebook TooManyToys
Step Lights;Painted Flanges; Bypass Oil Filter; Heated Mirror Switch; Reverse Lights; 7.3L Fuel Reg Shim; 6 Disc Radio Speed Volume Mod; Coolant Filter, etc.

Last edited by TooManyToys; 09-19-2014 at 06:30 PM.
TooManyToys is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to TooManyToys For this addition to TDG:
dbennett48 (09-19-2014), harry6.0 (09-20-2014), IdahoF350 (09-21-2014), Weld engineer (09-19-2014)
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why dont Fel Pro make a head gasket for the 3406E ? KET19 Medium and Heavy Duty 12 04-28-2013 08:27 PM
insite mystery PRO PLUS TO PRO pichu2 Medium and Heavy Duty 5 03-17-2013 09:19 AM
Headgasket broth 2008-2010 6.4L Power Stroke 6 03-18-2010 02:39 PM
6.4 Headgasket O2ShootTheJ Supporting Vendors Forum 6 12-09-2009 05:59 PM
Donaldson Develops Two-Stage DPF Muffler Cleaning System adrianspeeder 2008-2010 6.4L Power Stroke 4 02-02-2007 06:45 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome