HEAD GASKETS? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 12-11-2011, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
JD_MILLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 505
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
HEAD GASKETS?

Okay i'm sure this has been on here hundreds of times but i still havent found what i need. i'm getting everything ready to put new head gaskets on. already have arp studs but which gasket would be best? and what speacialty tools are required? any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.


2008 f-250 LARIAT, SCT LIVEWIRE, S&B CAI, 8" MBRP STACK
JD_MILLS is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 12-11-2011, 09:09 AM
Powerstroke Techie

 
forddieseldoctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Saint Cloud, WI
Posts: 4,464
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
For gaskets oem are the only way to go. If you use the black onyx ones there is a good chance that you will be doing them again in the not so distant future. As far as special tool you will need either a 2" long t-40 or t-45 socket to take out the injectors. A t-30 to remove the high pressure oil rails. A 10mm allen socket to remove the standpipes and if you get new standpipes and dummy plugs you will need a 12mm allen socket to install the new ones. To remove the injector harnesses from the rocker boxes you will need a 18mm 6pt socket to use to squeeze the tabs in. When disconnecting the injector connectors push in on the wire retainers instead of pulling them out and having one go flying on you. And for installing the studs you will need an 11/16 12 pt socket for the stud nuts. When you get to taking the rockers off, loosen up the head bolts that go through them and then remove the 10mm bolts that hold the rockers to the rocker boxes. If you do it the other way around you will bend or break stuff. Keep all of the valvetrain and pushrods in order. Make sure you have the crank pulley with the dowel at the 6 o'clock position before you start assembling. Then after you get both heads on and the valvetrain assembled crank the motor over by hand 3 or 4 complete crankshaft revolutions to make sure that nothing is binding. I have seen a bunch of people bending pushrods on here and I'm not sure what they're doing to cause that when they reassemble the engine.

Any other questions just holler.

Ford Senior Master Diesel Tech
forddieseldoctor@att.net


IF YOU DON'T WANNA STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS
THEN FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM


Meet Double Aught
2000 F250

forddieseldoctor is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 12-11-2011, 10:17 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What's the reason for having the crank at 6 o' clock? I assume that would be where the least amount of the valves are open/opening???? Th eonly reason I ask, is because I have my heads off and will be installing Remans (machined) with studs this week.
Bigmastiff is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 12-11-2011, 01:54 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: wichita ks
Posts: 971
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by forddieseldoctor View Post
For gaskets oem are the only way to go. If you use the black onyx ones there is a good chance that you will be doing them again in the not so distant future. As far as special tool you will need either a 2" long t-40 or t-45 socket to take out the injectors. A t-30 to remove the high pressure oil rails. A 10mm allen socket to remove the standpipes and if you get new standpipes and dummy plugs you will need a 12mm allen socket to install the new ones. To remove the injector harnesses from the rocker boxes you will need a 18mm 6pt socket to use to squeeze the tabs in. When disconnecting the injector connectors push in on the wire retainers instead of pulling them out and having one go flying on you. And for installing the studs you will need an 11/16 12 pt socket for the stud nuts. When you get to taking the rockers off, loosen up the head bolts that go through them and then remove the 10mm bolts that hold the rockers to the rocker boxes. If you do it the other way around you will bend or break stuff. Keep all of the valvetrain and pushrods in order. Make sure you have the crank pulley with the dowel at the 6 o'clock position before you start assembling. Then after you get both heads on and the valvetrain assembled crank the motor over by hand 3 or 4 complete crankshaft revolutions to make sure that nothing is binding. I have seen a bunch of people bending pushrods on here and I'm not sure what they're doing to cause that when they reassemble the engine.

Any other questions just holler.
All that info should be a sticky--- Thanks
HAM_RADIO_MAN is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 12-11-2011, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
JD_MILLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 505
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Thanks fo the help.


2008 f-250 LARIAT, SCT LIVEWIRE, S&B CAI, 8" MBRP STACK
JD_MILLS is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 12-11-2011, 06:43 PM
Powerstroke Techie

 
forddieseldoctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Saint Cloud, WI
Posts: 4,464
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigmastiff View Post
What's the reason for having the crank at 6 o' clock? I assume that would be where the least amount of the valves are open/opening???? Th eonly reason I ask, is because I have my heads off and will be installing Remans (machined) with studs this week.
As far as I know that is the only reason.

Ford Senior Master Diesel Tech
forddieseldoctor@att.net


IF YOU DON'T WANNA STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS
THEN FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM


Meet Double Aught
2000 F250

forddieseldoctor is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome