6.0 Powerstroke Bulletproof Kit

DIY or Hire a Mechanic: Diesel Engine Upgrades

Hiring a diesel mechanic can be expensive, so it should come as no surprise that many truck owners wind up putting off upgrading their vehicles due to not wanting to pay exorbitant labor costs. Many of them can actually be performing some of their basic modifications themselves, though. Read on to find out whether or not it's a good idea to attempt a DIY upgrade.

Scale of Project

Most readers will likely be comfortable with performing basic maintenance on their trucks, but they may not have experience overhauling major mechanical systems. Products like the Fully Bulletproof Diesel Package make performing even fairly substantial upgrades more feasible by providing all the parts that truck owners need to get the job done right for themselves.

Having access to all the right parts doesn't mean that the scale of the intended upgrade shouldn't be taken into account, though. Readers should keep in mind that they'll need to take their trucks off the road while they're working on them and should only undertake large-scale projects for themselves if they're sure they'll have enough time to complete them. This advice isn't intended to scare avid home mechanics off from undertaking an exciting project, but to avoid hassle further down the line should time get short.

Access to Tools

The bulletproof diesel package comes with everything from a new heavy-duty EGR cooler to an oil transfer block, necessary hoses, and filter upgrades. What it doesn't come with is the tools and equipment necessary to install these new parts. Most home mechanics will already have just about everything they'll need to install their new kits already, but it's a good idea to check the cost of any specialized equipment required prior to getting started taking everything apart as these tools can be expensive.

Condition of Vehicle

Older vehicles that have been driven primarily in colder climates can wind up getting extremely rusty, making even simple projects a lot harder. Under these circumstances, it might be worth heading to a mechanic for help installing a bulletproof 6.0 kit or making other necessary upgrades. It may cost more money, but it will wind up saving readers more time than they would expect.

Of course, readers who have extensive experience working on older cars already have the tools and experience required to tackle issues like rust damage to bolts, screws, and other small components. They should still make sure that they remove all rust prior to installing their upgraded parts, though, and should expect their projects to take a little bit longer.