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Old 12-30-2009, 06:49 PM
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cab on studs

Can you install head studs one by one with out removing the head I have no head gasket problems but want to install studs to keep it that way.
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Not with the cab on. You wont get the outside, rearmost bolt out, nor get the stud in without taking the head off. When I first looked into doing studs, I called a local diesel shop, and this is how they wanted to do mine (cab off, swap one at a time). I didnt feel safe doing it this way. Good thing I did it my way (cab on, pull heads). I had one gasket that was beginning to fail in three areas. Along with white spots on 4 pistons.

It seems like that is playing with fire on an engine that is known to have issues in this department.
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