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Old 01-01-2010, 10:21 AM
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blown head gaskets on 2003 6.0

so found out yesterday my '03 F350 6.0L has both blown head gaskets. I only have 75,000 on the truck, is it covered by Ford under powertrain warranty??????
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:35 AM
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it depends on when the truck was originally put into service if its after 5 years then no
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:43 AM
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If I decide to replace the head gaskets myself, should I put in new head studs??
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:49 AM
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yes i would recommend using arp studs and black onyx mls gaskets. and while your in there you might as well do an egr delete. i have been pricing everthing for my truck and it comes out to just about 1500 dollars
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:16 AM
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This will be my first time doing head gaskets on a deisel, have done countless gasoline engines. Any recommendations before I get elbow deep?? Besides replacing the head studs and EGR delete?
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:20 AM
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While they're off have the heads checked for cracks and flatness. You can have them machined no more than .008" (preferrably less) to get them flat again. If they're warped any more than that they're no good and will need replaced.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:24 PM
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any idea what a reasonable price is for someone else to do it?
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While the engine is completely apart I would do Head studs, new gaskets, heads checked, oil cooler rebuild, coolant filter and oil bypass, and fuel system
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its about a 2000-2500 dollar job labor only
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