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6.0 Powerstroke rebuild kits

Asheville Engine, Inc. is a highly recommended Powerstroke engine builder with a worldwide reputation of building great engines.  We have expanded our business to include the person who wants to do-it-yourself.

We now offer Complete Engine Rebuild Kits which include everything needed to build a 6.0 long block, except ARP Head Studs but they are also available for purchase.  With a basic rebuild kit starting at just $1,740, we also offer kits capable of building a foundation that can handle 1,000+ horsepower.

Visit and click on “shop now” to see what we have available.

We Keep You Strokin’

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Powerstroke problems – Diesel fuel in coolant bottle

If you have ever wondered how a cylinder head cracks to allow diesel fuel to get into the degas bottle in a 6.0 Powerstroke or VT365 International, here is a picture and description of where they crack.

Refer to picture:  In this cut away of the cylinder head, you can see a thin wall between the injector bore (where arrow is) and the coolant passage to the right of the wall.  Cracks are generally caused by over heating and because this area is thin, it is most susceptible to cracking.  The fuel pressure from the injector rail cast into the head (small hole to the left of the arrow) is far greater than the pressure in the cooling system.  When a crack occurs, diesel fuel easily passes into the coolant.

Here is a Tech Tip from Asheville Engine:  Many shops want to replace both cylinder heads but there is no need to fix something that isn’t broken.  You can pressurized each head individually by adapting an air fitting to the front of a cylinder head and putting shop air to it.  With a pressure gauge in the degas bottle, if that head is cracked, pressure will register.  It may take a couple hours for the pressure to show on the gauge if the crack is really small.  This is best done if the engine is at operating temp before you put air to the head.  If one head holds air, then go to the other head and do the same, it might save you a lot of work and money.   The worlds best, most cost effective Ford Powerstroke replacement engines.  We Keep You Strokin’

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Order Powerstroke engines online at Asheville Engine!

That’s right!  With Asheville Engine’s new web site you can “Build Your Own” Ford Powerstroke engine and pay for it online through our SECURE checkout.  All prices are clearly listed for our stock replacement engines as well as the upgrades that we offer.

Everything that you add to the cart will be totaled and freight charges, which include return shipping of the core engine, will be added automatically at checkout.  To preview our freight charges, just click on the appropriate freight zone in our online store.

From mild to wild, Asheville Engine builds the best Ford Powerstroke replacement engines on the planet!  We Keep You Strokin’

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