Originally Posted by Damitman
Not sure the reasoning behind it .I will let you know how it goes . Alot of money invested so far just want to get it right .
Just did my 2005 man. In the cab in my garage. It's pretty fun huh? The dowel needs to be at 6 because it makes sure your piston tops won't come into contact with your valves when you tighten back down your heads. I didn't do this but I may have gotten lucky. I didn't use any manifold gaskets but I thought long and hard about it. I just cleaned the surfaces up with a red scuff. While you're doing it all you should also do upgraded banjo bolts, and I'm not sure if the 04 is the same as the 05 but I also did bullet proof oil stand pipes on the rails. P.S. when it comes time to fire her up. Be patient and have some battery chargers handy. It took me 2 days of off and on cranking and charging before she fired.