Ford 6.0L VT365 Power Stroke Engine Rebuild

How To Make The VT365 Go The Distance

Mike McGlothlin
Sep 1, 2010
Photographers: Mike McGlothlin
In the May '10 issue we showed you how to put a 7.3L Power Stroke together from the ground up and explained many of the tips and tricks involved in rebuilding one (including a forged connecting rod upgrade). This time, we're back to show you how to resurrect the 7.3L's successor, the 6.0L Power Stroke, using more genuine (and affordable) Ford parts.
Photo 2/19   |   1009dp Ford Vt365 Engine Rebuild engine Block
A full-on rebuild of a 6.0L isn't as complicated (or scary) as you might think. Recently, we stopped by Diesel Tech, the shop that built our last 7.3L Power Stroke ("Rebuilding it Right," May '10), to see an '04 version of the VT365 going together. Follow along, as we'll explain what aspects of the 6.0L you'll need to pay close attention to, how to reinforce the engine to ensure longevity, and which components should be replaced, rebuilt, or reused.
Photo 3/19   |   1009dp Ford Vt365 Engine Rebuild ford Overbore Kit
*All our genuine Ford part costs came from Rodeo Ford in Goodyear, Arizona
PARTS AND PRICE LIST:
PART PART NUMBER PRICE
6.0L DIT diesel engine overhaul kit (0.020-inch overbore) 4C3Z-6R007-A $1,876.34
OE cylinder heads (2) 3C3Z-6049-DA $926.82 ($250 core, each)
OE injectors (8) 4C3Z-9E527-BRM $203.01 ($180 core, each)
OE high-pressure oil pump 4C3Z-9A543-AARM $467.50 ($150 core)
OE VGT turbocharger 4C3Z-6K682-CCRM $929.50 ($250 core)
Machine work and short-block assembly $800 to $1,200 (estimate)
TOTAL 6.0L BUILD (labor not included) $5,211.06 - $5,611.06 (Core charges included)

Sources

Automotive Racing Products
Ventura , CA 93003
800-826-3045
www.arp-bolts.com
Diesel Tech
San Jacinto, CA 92583
951-766-5777
www.dieseltech1.com
County Auto Machine
San Bernadino, CA
951-487-0917
Ford Parts
Glendora, CA
www.fordparts.com
Neal Technologies
Mesa, AZ 85210
888-967-6653
http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/
Rodeo Ford
Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada, T1C1W7
877-910-7788
http://www.rodeoford.com

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