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Old 02-07-2011, 05:28 PM
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2 Questions.
When I drive and park the truck, it will leak coolant from the rear of the block on the right side. If I pop the hood and bleed off the
pressure from the degas bottle, it won't leak. So this has to be just the slightest leak I've ever seen..
The headgasket isn't "blown". It's leaking from one of the last water jackets it seams...

1) Is there anyway that I could re-tighten the headstuds around the area that it leaks? Or is that a no-no?

2) Should I go with the "Black Onyx MLS" style headgaskets or the OEM ones??
Because my OEM gaskets made it ~70,000miles without any leaks and these Black Onyx haven't even made it 10,000....
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bumpedy humpedy

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sorry this will be of no help to you but fords dont leak they mark their territory.
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I'm not expert on gaskets and studs (although my girlfriend says I am a stud ) but from what I've heard, there are updated ford gaskets that are just as good as the aftermarket.


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sorry this will be of no help to you but fords dont leak they mark their territory.
and this is pretty damn funny
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sorry this will be of no help to you but fords dont leak they mark their territory.


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I'm not expert on gaskets and studs (although my girlfriend says I am a stud ) but from what I've heard, there are updated ford gaskets that are just as good as the aftermarket.
Lol. Ya, I'm thinking of going with OEM this time around.. I know there's a 900+hp 6.0l with OEM gaskets and ARPs.. (Or maybe it's gotten to 1000hp? Can't remember)
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sorry this will be of no help to you but fords dont leak they mark their territory.
bahahahhahha. new facebook status right there
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5 posts and not one has helped me a whole lot.. lol!
Oh well, free bumps I guess.
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5 posts and not one has helped me a whole lot.. lol!
Oh well, free bumps I guess.
sorry lol.

Im not sure about retorqueing the bolt? but im about to get studs and im going OEM gaskets. ive been reading up and from wat ive read the OEM is just as good as the Black Onyx so u might as well save the money.
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Wait, so you're going to replace your gaskets?? Don't do it. Just replace the bolts with studs.
When replacing the bolts, just take one out and replace with a stud. You don't need new gaskets if they're not leaking now.
And check your facebook. I left you something about headlights.. lol
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Wait, so you're going to replace your gaskets?? Don't do it. Just replace the bolts with studs.
When replacing the bolts, just take one out and replace with a stud. You don't need new gaskets if they're not leaking now.
And check your facebook. I left you something about headlights.. lol
I think my gaskets are otw out, thats y im replacing them haha. but ive heard not to do it bolt by bolt either so idk if you do it let me know how it works out
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