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Old 04-02-2013, 07:25 AM
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exhaust manifold gaskets?

My 6.0 since I bought it has a light tapping on the drivers side under load. I replaced the injectors which it needed and its still there. Truck runs amazing and has tons of power! I had a 06 150 that had the same noise and it was a manifold gasket. so jw would it possibly be that?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:38 AM
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I had the same problem on mine and after looking around the manifolds I saw some soot blow by around the drivers side and found a hairline crack on the rear of the passenger side. Planning to do new gaskets and manifold this week, I will post if that fixes my issues. Hope it will help my turbo spool up time as well!
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It could be. Have the exhaust manifolds been off? I'm guessing yes based on your sig. If so, did you install gaskets? Basic questions, I know. But I've learned to never assume when troubleshooting.
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After replacing my pass. side it seemed to not have a gasket at all from the factory! Looked to just be a metal/metal seal. Seemed odd and maybe the original gaskets deteriorated away, but I installed a dual layer metal gasket with the new header so when I get the rest of the engine together I will have a better idea if that fixed it. I guess this doesn't help the original question so much but if ford never put gaskets on there I'd say a leak is inevitable!
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:06 PM
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The 6.0 comes without exhaust manifold gaskets, but you should install them if you remove the manifolds.
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Haha ok thanks for clearing that up I thought I was crazy for a minute! I cleans the head mating surface and was down to almost polished metal and saw no gasket, glad I know now! Thanks
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Not sure it was bulletproofed before I got it
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