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Old 07-12-2012, 05:38 AM
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Simple question, head gaskets?

Simply put, can I swap head gaskets at with common air tools or is it a job requiring the cab removal bs like the studs? Never change gaskets before I don't want to find out the hard AGAIN this time!!
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Its pretty much the same procedure. Either can be done cab on or cab off- i did mine cab on and will be doing a buddies truck soon the same way. And yes common air tools.
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As I'm thinking about its should be an easy fix, removing the collectors is the 8 bolts (prolly 10 mm) and bolts for the up pipe, remove then replace gaskets..... Im only asking because I dont know of there's enough room to remove the collectors that fire is pretty tight in there in the drivers side!
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Its pretty much the same procedure. Either can be done cab on or cab off- i did mine cab on and will be doing a buddies truck soon the same way. And yes common air tools.
How long did it take you? Any snags I can avoid??
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Read over this thread, its pretty informative. All in all changing oil cooler, stc fitting and head gaskets i believe i was right around 18 hrs total. Mind you this was my first time going into a psd.

Leave the manifolds bolted to the head, disconnect the Y pipe instead. Some people take the whole AC box out of the truck which will give you plenty of room on the passenger side but i just took the small cover off the box-its behind the heat shield next to the head.
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