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What are some cheap or minor items i can do to my 6.0 for performance. as like a 12 valve, changing out the fuel plate. stuff minor like that.?

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What are some cheap or minor items i can do to my 6.0 for performance. as like a 12 valve, changing out the fuel plate. stuff minor like that.?
Here are a few in my book that are a must do

If you get a fuel pressure gauge and your pressure is low this is the fix.

Mine before i installed the fuel pressure gauge i had 50 lbs at idle and 44 at WOT and that is to low, installed the kit now 62 idle and 58 WOT, low fuel pressure will kill injectors and over 70 lbs may blow injector o-rings.

The Reg. Kit number is 3C3Z-9T517-AG and you get it form Ford
The spring is located behind the small plate that the return line attaches to. This is probably one of the easiest repairs you can make... Take the four screws loose (they are T-27 torx screws), change pull the old spring out of the brass cup, put the new spring in and re-install the plate. When you are taking it loose, keep your thumb on the plate so the spring/cup doesn't pop out and also use your thumb to hold the plate up tight to the fuel bowl when re-installing, so the screws can be threaded in good. If you buy the whole kit (which I think is the only way you can get it from Ford), I would replace the brass cup while you are at it..
You can see the plate and return line here.

I would not buy the aftermarket spring from GDS. It has been shown to raise pressure well beyond what is recommended and risks blowing the internal o-ring in your injectors
The only hard part is the hose is in the way, you need to get a turkey baster a new one and suck out all the fuel from the upper filter houseing that way you don't have a mess. After you are done you have to cycle the key 3 time 30 sec. each time to prime the fuel system.
also this
This is what i got for the fuel pressure gauge, it goes into the test port, this is a cool set up gets the sender away from the heat and viberation of the motor.

This is there new web site same place just a different name

Also look here

Here you go this is a good post by Band Member on the fuel pressure reg spring install over at the Dieselstop
This is also a must on a 6.0
Gauges a must
the gauge is great but not the tune SCTX3 the way to go.
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