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6.0L Master Kit®

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We work on a LOT of 6.0L Powerstroke engines, it's a rare day when there isn't at least one of them in our shop. We've developed a really good process and selection of parts to get them fixed "right". Our 6.0L "Master Kit®" was developed out of our experience with fixing many 6.0L Powerstrokes with the most common problems (EGR Cooler Failures, Oil Cooler Failures and Head Gasket Failures). Simply put...

We KNOW how to fix the common 6.0L problems
because we are DOING IT day in and day out!

The Strictly Diesel 6.0L "Master Kit®" is extremely flexible. We've built the base kit with the least expensive path to reach your goal of fixing your 6.0L Powerstroke. However, because we realize that not every truck owner uses their truck the same way, there are a number of options for expanding/upgrading the kit to meet YOUR specific needs/goals. Please carefully review the contents of the base kit and then make the option selections that best fit your needs.

This Strictly Diesel "Master Kit®" is BUILT-TO-ORDER...based on YOUR needs!
As such, PLEASE allow 2-3 Business Days for Kit Assembly and Packaging.
Thank You Very Much for your Understanding!

The base Strictly Diesel 6.0L "Master Kit®" includes all of the following: 
    • (1) Set of Head Gaskets* - Choose From:
        • River City Diesel "Platinum Series®" Head Gaskets 
        • Ford Factory Head Gasket Kits (including new standpipes)** 
    • (1) Set of ARP Head Studs 
    • (1) River City Diesel Complete EGR Delete Kit
    • (1) Ford Oil Cooler Rebuild Kit incl. New High Pressure Pump Screen 
    • (1) Complete Intake Gasket Set
        • New Intake Gaskets 
        • EGR Cooler to Up-Pipe Gasket 
        • EGR Cooler to Intake Manifold Gasket 
        • Intake Manifold to Front Cover O-Ring 
        • Complete Set of Injector O-Rings 
        • Intake Elbow and EGR Throttle Plate O-Rings 
        • Turbo Oil Feed and Drain Tube O-Rings and Gasket 
        • EGR Coolant Feed Housing O-Ring 
        • EGR Valve O-Rings and Gasket 
    • (1) Exhaust Manifold Gasket Set 
    • (1) New Motorcraft Oil Filter

*Head Gaskets are available with 18mm or 20mm dowels. 18mm "Pre-Commonized" dowels are found in trucks built before 01/11/06 (engine serial number 6,000,000 - 6,723,721 or 1 - 299,092). 20mm "Commonized" dowels are found in trucks built on or after 01/11/06 (engine serial number 6,723,722 and higher or 299,093 and higher).

**Ford Head Gasket Kits include a new high pressure oil rail standpipe in addition to the head gasket. You MUST choose the correct gasket kit for your truck, based on the PRODUCTION DATE of the vehicle!

The photos for this product show both the included items and some of the different upgrade options we offer for the Strictly Diesel 6.0L "Master Kit®". Please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail if you have any questions about any of the options, we want to make sure you get exactly what you need to fix your truck the right way, the first time! Please also see the important notes below! 


• The deck surface of the cylinder head is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for proper seal with the head gasket, ESPECIALLY ON THE 6.0L POWERSTROKE! We have seen BRAND NEW cylinder heads that required removal of .005-.007" of the deck to provide a truly flat surface. Because we want you to get the best possible results from the installation of this kit, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you have your cylinder heads resurfaced by a qualified shop while you have them off the engine. The "Straight Edge" test is not even remotely close to accurate, please do not rely on a straight edge and feeler gauges to determine if your heads need to be resurfaced! Failure to properly resurface your cylinder heads will result in increased risk of head gasket sealing issues down the road, particularly if you are running higher than stock power levels!

• Though much less likely to be a problem compared to the cylinder heads, it is still highly recommended that the deck surface of the block be very closely inspected before reassembly. We have seen several instances of head gasket failure with upgraded gaskets, head studs and milled heads...and in almost every case the problem turned out to be on the block side. Since the head gaskets are a known weak link on the 6.0L engine, due dilligence with regard to the quality of the sealing surfaces is CRITICAL!

• ARP Head Studs have very specific installation instructions and include a special lubricant that MUST be used during installation. Failure to follow the ARP instructions exactly as written may result in cylinder head gasket sealing problems.

• Even though you will have the valve covers removed to do this work, it is not necessary to replace the valve cover gaskets. We've found that the 6.0L Valve Cover Gaskets are extremely durable and will re-seal many times over without leakage issues. Unless you physically damage one of the valve cover gaskets, there are better places to spend your money.

• We stock and deal with a very large number of factory Ford gaskets and o-rings for the 6.0L engine. If you have a specific need, please let us know and we'll be happy to accomodate you.


"Master Kit®" is a REGISTERED TRADEMARK of S Diesel, LLC
"Platinum™" is a TRADEMARK of River City Diesel, LLC

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6.0L Master Kit® fits the following vehicle(s):
  • 2003 Ford E250/350 Van 6.0L
  • 2004 Ford E250/350 Van 6.0L
  • 2005 Ford E250/350 Van 6.0L
  • 2006 Ford E250/350 Van 6.0L
  • 2007 Ford E250/350 Van 6.0L
  • 2008 Ford E250/350 Van 6.0L
  • 2009 Ford E250/350 Van 6.0L
  • 2010 Ford E250/350 Van 6.0L
  • 2003 Ford Excursion 6.0L
  • 2004 Ford Excursion 6.0L
  • 2005 Ford Excursion 6.0L
  • 2003 Ford F250/350 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2004 Ford F250/350 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2005 Ford F250/350 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2006 Ford F250/350 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2007 Ford F250/350 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2003 Ford F450 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2004 Ford F450 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2005 Ford F450 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2006 Ford F450 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2007 Ford F450 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2003 Ford F550 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2004 Ford F550 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2005 Ford F550 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2006 Ford F550 Super Duty 6.0L
  • 2007 Ford F550 Super Duty 6.0L
[All vehicle fits]
6.0L Master Kit®

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6.0L Master Kit®

Choose Your Head Gaskets:
You may choose between River City Diesel "Platinum" gaskets and OEM Ford Motor Company gaskets. RCD "Platinum" gaskets are OEM quality without the OEM extra parts and price. If you choose the RCD gaskets and would like to add a set of high pressure oil rail standpipes, they are available in the options section at the bottom of the page. Ford head gasket kits include new high pressure oil rail standpipes and new factory head bolts (which you don't need). We remove the head bolts from the shipment to keep the shipping weight and cost down.
RCD Platinum 18mm Head Gaskets (pre 01/11/06 build date)

RCD Platinum 20mm Head Gaskets (01/11/06+ build date) [Add $0.00]

Ford Early 18mm Head Gaskets (pre 09/30/03 build date) [Add $190.00]

Ford Late 18mm Head Gaskets (09/30/03 - 01/10/06 build date) [Add $190.00]

Ford 20mm Head Gaskets (01/11/06+ build date) [Add $190.00]

Choose Your EGR Cooler Solution:
We include the River City Diesel EGR Delete kit in the base price of the Master Kit®. We also offer the ability to upgrade to a Bullet Proof Diesel EGR Cooler. 2003 and early 2004 trucks have use the Round cooler, Late 2004 through 2007 trucks use the Square cooler. Make sure you select the correct cooler for your vehicle. Pricing for the BPD Cooler includes the $150 refundable core charge.
RCD EGR Delete Kit

Bullet Proof Diesel Square EGR Cooler [Add $292.00]

Bullet Proof Diesel Round EGR Cooler [Add $387.00]

No EGR Hardware - I Already Have My Own [Subtract $199.00]

Bullet Proof Diesel Water Pump:
Bullet Proof Diesel builds a fantastic billet aluminum water pump for the 6.0L. It features a precision machined housing, billet aluminum (instead of plastic) impeller and top of the line bearings and seal.

2004 is a split model year for water pumps, just like EGR coolers. If your truck has a round EGR cooler, you need the early water pump. If it has a square EGR cooler you need the late water pump.
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Bullet Proof Diesel Water Pump (2003 - Early 2004) [Add $314.95]

Bullet Proof Diesel Water Pump (Late 2004 - 2007) [Add $314.95]

Oil Filter Cap:
We've run into a LOT of trucks using incorrect oil filters. Incorrect oil filters do not close the bypass at the bottom of the oil filter canister, allowing dirty oil to bypass the filter all together. We ALWAYS recommend the use of ONLY original equipment Ford Motorcraft filters in the 6.0L Powerstroke, which is why we've included one in the Strictly Diesel 6.0L "Master Kit®". If you have been running one of the "non-Motorcraft" oil filters that came with a taller oil filter cap, you will need to reinstall the original factory cap in order to go back to Motorcraft filters. For those of you that don't have your factory cap, we've included an option to add one to this kit. We've also included the option to upgrade to the Bullet Proof Diesel billet aluminum oil filter cap.
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Add Ford Oil Filter Cap (3C3Z-6766-CA) [Add $29.95]

Add Bullet Proof Diesel Billet Oil Filter Cap [Add $118.19]

Add Bullet Proof Diesel Billet Cap Kit (Oil Fill, Oil Filter & Fuel Filter) [Add $229.95]

Choose Additional Optional Upgrades:
Below we've listed a number of additional upgrades that are popular when installing a Master Kit®. Select any upgrades you need or want for your kit.
Driven Diesel Coolant Return Kit [Add $119.95]
Driven Diesel Coolant Return Kit

Driven Diesel Regulated Return Fuel System Kit [Add $674.95]
Driven Diesel Regulated Return Fuel System Kit

Ford Updated Turbo Oil Feed Line (2004.5+ Only) (3C3Z-9T516-A) [Add $119.95]
Ford Updated Turbo Oil Feed Line (2004.5+ Only) (3C3Z-9T516-A)

Ford Updated Turbo Oil Drain Tube (2004.5+ Only) (6C3Z-9T515-A) [Add $32.95]
Ford Updated Turbo Oil Drain Tube (2004.5+ Only) (6C3Z-9T515-A)

2 Ford High Pressure Oil Rail Standpipes for 03-04.25 Trucks (2 x 3C3Z-9A332-AA) [Add $119.95]
2 Ford High Pressure Oil Rail Standpipes for 03-04.25 Trucks (2 x 3C3Z-9A332-AA)

2 Ford High Pressure Oil Rail Feed Hoses for 03-04.25 Trucks (3C3Z-9324-A + 3C3Z-9324-BA) [Add $169.95]
2 Ford High Pressure Oil Rail Feed Hoses for 03-04.25 Trucks (3C3Z-9324-A + 3C3Z-9324-BA)

2 Ford High Pressure Oil Rail Standpipes for 04.5+ Trucks (2 x 6E7Z-9A332-A) [Add $129.95]
2 Ford High Pressure Oil Rail Standpipes for 04.5+ Trucks (2 x 6E7Z-9A332-A)

2 Ford High Pressure Oil Rail Dummy Plugs (2004.5+ Only) (2 x W302908) [Add $34.95]
2 Ford High Pressure Oil Rail Dummy Plugs (2004.5+ Only) (2 x W302908)

Ford "Snap to Connect" Fitting Upgrade Kit (2005-2007 Only) (4C3Z-9B246-F) [Add $57.95]
Ford "Snap to Connect" Fitting Upgrade Kit (2005-2007 Only) (4C3Z-9B246-F)

Cooling System pH Maintenance Kit (test strips and additive) (997 + 2 x 546) [Add $49.95]
Cooling System pH Maintenance Kit (test strips and additive) (997 + 2 x 546)

Internet Price: $1,438.95
Customized Price: $1,438.95