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post #1 of 21 Old 05-16-2010, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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6.0 Head removal Cab ON

Well my 04 started eating coolant and puffing white smoke.
After all the threads about heas gaskets, EGR coolers and oil coolers I decided to order the whole kit from River City Diesel. The guy at RCD asked if I was going to do the repairs myself and informed me that the cab will have to come off. I dont have that option. But now I understand why. It is painful with all the in and out, but it can be done. If you decide to do it with the cab on too, I highley recomend a cherry picker to re-instll the heads so you dont tear up your new gaskets.
Currently the heads are at the machine shop being inspected.
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Welcome to to the wonderfull world of the 6.0
As bad as that job was if ya really want a heart attack try it on a 6.4


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Threads like this are exactly the very reason I prefer pulling head(s) and/or the engine with the cab OFF. All other repairs, I am comfortable doing without removing the cab.

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I did mine no prob with cab on, and personally i didnt think it was too bad at all.. M-chan i wont even argue that cab off is easier! but like the OP, I didnt have an option either!

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Is there any reason I would not want to remove the drivers side head in 2 pieces (assuming it comes apart). Got everything else apart and not sure if I can reach the exhaust to turbo area. I have watched several of those videos posted over and over but most of them have turbo and intake area all cleared away first. Once I get this figured out I might start to enjoy it. Thanks, Norm
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I'm going to attempt the HG repair ( cab on) in a week. Just got a shiny new Matco 250 tq wrench, ARP lube and all my seals and gaskets. Going to remove my inner fenders tonight. Wish me major luck pleease. It's either this or trade it in on a new f150. Don't really like that idea though.

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Well I already got a shiney new GMC so this has become a spare time project for me as my problem is not head gasket leaking. Mine somehow blew the end off the #8 injector and it bounced around inside cylinder. Still have not taken head off but don't understand why you want to take off inner fenders. Got some of my best advice from a poster named M Chan (he was a terrific help). Also take a look at this info here, gave me a lot of insite - http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7...520removal.pdf --- good luck, Norm
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Well I already got a shiney new GMC so this has become a spare time project for me as my problem is not head gasket leaking. Mine somehow blew the end off the #8 injector and it bounced around inside cylinder. Still have not taken head off but don't understand why you want to take off inner fenders. Got some of my best advice from a poster named M Chan (he was a terrific help). Also take a look at this info here, gave me a lot of insite - http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7...520removal.pdf --- good luck, Norm
Thank you so much, this will be a huge help.

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Can anyone tell me whether or not the turbo and top of engine has to come off on the early build for the head on left side to be removed. I just do not want to make any unecessary work for myself.
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yes. you have to pull the turbo and intake. its about 1 percent of the total job.

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