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6.0 Head Gaskets – Ford OEM vs Victor Reinz Black Diamond

There has been quite a bit of debate about head gaskets for the 6.0 Powerstroke. “Which is the best?”

Black Victor Reinz head gasket with VR stamp and part number. Blue Ford OEM head gasket with VR stamp and Ford part number X’d out. We received the X’d out gasket in a genuine Ford Parts box from a dealership.


The only difference between Ford OEM head gaskets and Victor Reinz Black Diamond head gaskets is the color of the adhesive. We have actually received OEM Ford head gaskets, delivered to our shop from a local dealership that had the Victor Reinz logo stamped into them along with the Ford part number.

Don’t believe it? Here is an interesting post by Chistine “Pinky” Ruggles at Bullet Proof Diesel about a comparison between the two head gaskets for the 6.0 Powerstroke. http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/general-6-0l-discussion/971506-6-0l-head-gasket-comparison.html#post11811546

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