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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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6.oh head gaskets.

What are the best headgaskets for an 03 6oh? From what I have read here in TDG, the victor Reintz& blackonx gaskets are not the answer. Would it be the "high performance" ones I see advertised, or Ford factory gaskets? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.---Bob
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Most of my research has lead to Ford OEM gaskets and ARP studs. I personally did not do my HG and cheated.

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I did Ford OEM. So far no issues.

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"Factory Ford OEM" headgaskets...best success rate so far

"Victor Reinz Black Onyx" headgaskets....they are trying to give these away...don't touch them...very high failure rate within low miles

"New Victor Reinz Black Diamond" headgaskets....totally redesigned product...looks like oem but has black sealant instead of blue...said to be as good or better than oem...but no real proven track record as of yet...to new yet to tell...but I'm betting these are a much more reliable product than the Black Onyx were


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Thanks, Harry. I'm ganna go with OEM.---Bob
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i got the Ford OEM with ARP studs... just didnt install them yet..

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i also did Ford OEM an it is still running sturdy without any issue for the a good amount of duration .. cheers!
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OEM's for sure....ARP's For sure... Also, don't forget to replace the oil cooler while at it. They do sludge up and get plugged on the coolant side...
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i am too running good with the Ford OEM an even after a good amount of time has been spent while the product is in service well
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OEM ONLY! 11,000 miles since june 15, 2013. Been to Northern Ontario and back pulling 12k camper. No problems. Truck is running better and better each day I drive it.

2006 F-350 CC, LB, SRW, Lariet 5sp Auto. Burgandy Exterior with Tan Leather Interior. 4" Exhaust turbo back. Studded with ARP bolts 6/15/2013 with OEM Gaskets, SCT Custom tunes by Kem Performance, Isspro gauges, Blue spring kit upgrade. Coolant filter, Afe pro guard 7 stage 2 air intake.
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