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Blown head gasket

Im building pressure in the degas bottle and figure I must have a blown head gasket. Is there any way to determine which head gasket is blown without pulling both heads
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could be a blown egr cooler. If it is head gaskets just do replace both with OEM gaskets and ARP studs.

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Is there just pressure or do you also have diesel fuel in the coolant? Fuel would indicate a cracked head, if not, pull both heads and do a stud job.
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Im building pressure in the degas bottle and figure I must have a blown head gasket. Is there any way to determine which head gasket is blown without pulling both heads
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In my opinion, if one is blown, the other is questionable. If you're spending all the time and cash to dig into one head, the extra cost to just take care of the other right away to make sure you're all set would seem like a no-brainer to me.

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just got through doing mine, cab off. lot of work but i most definitly would do both. when u tear into it your gonna want to do both anyways. lol

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