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Joining the blown head group

I haven't posted much at all so some back ground on my truck. 2004 f250 ext cab short bed, build date 09/03 with the round EGR. Bought this truck last year around July from my old work ( junk yard ) for 4k. Already had EGR delete, head studs, and afe intake. Fixed it all up installed new oil cooler, blue spring, turbo drain and feed, coolant filter, and coolant. When I bought it I didn't really know much about the 6.0. Now here I am and it coughs up some coolant. About 1/2 gallon every month or 2. I'm almost positive that it's head gaskets. So my question is who makes a good head cause it's my only vehicle. I am a mechanic by trade so the work isn't a problem for me. Also do I have to remove the head studs to get the driver side head out? Also what's a good parts list for this. I'm always worried about working on my only vehicle, and I only have about 1700 I can spend on this.
Found this on ebay. Ford 6 0 18mm Cylinder Head Set Both Complete Reman Read to See All We Do | eBay
Sounds like a good deal. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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looks ok until you read all the disclaimers
and honestly I would feel like it was all my fault if i got screwed over if the heads were chit or damaged in shipping because I bought heads from


VAMPKITTYKAT wtf ?

where the heck do they get all the 6.0 heads that they don't need a core ?

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to answer your question
with cab on you can't lift the head off with the studs in
you shouldn't have a problem finding a comprehensive how to with pics

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ps I only see one set of heads sold and they went for 600 buck
Ford 6 0 Cylinder Heads Both Complete Reman 18mm Read to See All We Do | eBay

looking at the items it looks like a junkyard ?

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sorry for the numerous post
chit just keeps coming to me LOL

put a psi gauge on the cooling system and see whats up for sure

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Yeah there ebay name made me have second thoughts. I've been asking them about the heads and they seem to know what there talking about. But that doesn't mean anything on ebay really. I haven't looked at junk yards yet. I'm not even sure if mine are cracked I just can't risk it. I've seem the post about doing heads just never saw someone doing it with studs already installed.


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Those heads are probably from the ambulance that is being parting out. Don't let the username cause you grief, look at the seller ratings and consider it as a good (maybe) used part. I almost bought the transmission from the same buyer today, but I went with a Comp Plus built one (lot of billet parts) for a lot more money.

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Put a pressure tester on today at an idle engine warm saw 20psi before I manually vented the system. So I ordered heads gaskets and oil cooler (didn't put OEM on when I changed it the first time or do a proper cleaning) planning on working on the as soon as I can within the next month. Anything else i need while doing this?
I have heads, head gaskets, oil cooler, injector o-rings, and exhaust gaskets.


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OEM gaskets will do the trick. As stated you will have to remove the head studs under the cowl to get the head off the drivers side. that sucks but it is better than pulling the motor or lifting the cab. While you are doing all this work get rid of the Ford Gold Coolant and go with a CAT EC 1 rated Extended life coolant. It will save your new oil cooler. You will need some arp lube for reinstalling the studs and while I was that deep I would replace the HPOP fitting with the upgraded one and change the up pipes and dummy plugs. You could also benifit from replacing the fuel rail banjo bolts with 08 6.4 ones

Hope it all goes well for you


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What is the hpop fitting part number? And how many dummy plugs do I need and what's the part number for that?


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