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Old 07-08-2009, 02:02 PM
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Studs without cab removal ?

Is it possible to do head studs without removing the cab? I have an 04 and would sure like to get studs done but really dont want to have to lift the cab...Looks like a real pain in the a$$ !!!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:18 PM
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didnt pull my cab, yanked the motor
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how tough was it to take the motor out and about how long did it take?
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:13 PM
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Hey semmens, If you do a search you will probably find quite a few people have done studs cab on motor in. I am in the process of doing mine right now and had a write up on here with pics and stuff. All in all its fairly easy, if you've done head gaskets in a newer body camaro then your really not that far off. The motor is pretty far back under the cowl, but if you remove the passenger inner fender and the evaporator housing the job is a piece of cake. I have 15 hours into my tear down, the heads are at the machinist as we speak, and am waiting on the new oil cooler from ford once I get the stuff back I will let you know how assembly goes. I figure I wont get everything until next week mon or tues.
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Ya you can cut the firewall alittle and then put epoxy where you cut after the install!
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Yes they can be done without lifting the cab. We did it and I do not recall having to cut the firewall. If you have access to a lift, it is SOOOOOOO much easier!!!!! We have done the heads both ways and trust me when I say lifting the cab is the way to go, if you can do it that way, but to answer you question, YES, it can be done without lifting the cab.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:29 AM
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Hey semmens, If you do a search you will probably find quite a few people have done studs cab on motor in. I am in the process of doing mine right now and had a write up on here with pics and stuff. All in all its fairly easy, if you've done head gaskets in a newer body camaro then your really not that far off. The motor is pretty far back under the cowl, but if you remove the passenger inner fender and the evaporator housing the job is a piece of cake. I have 15 hours into my tear down, the heads are at the machinist as we speak, and am waiting on the new oil cooler from ford once I get the stuff back I will let you know how assembly goes. I figure I wont get everything until next week mon or tues.
alright ill do that. i run eric's extreme race as my daily driver so i need to get some studs soon lol. thanks for the help
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:43 PM
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I got pics of the heads being done with the motor coming out the front end and with the cab off. Let me know if you are interested in seeing the difference
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I'd like to see the pictures of the motor coming out the front.

I'd really like to get studs put in my '05, but after reading an article in the latest Diesel Power magazine, it's got me a little worried. It said something in the area of 20+ hours just to lift the cab? I'd assume it would cost substantially less to put the studs in without the cab lift, is that a fair assessment?
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I did my studs with motor in cab on and did a pretty big write up on it here. Its not as bad as its made out to be. I had 30 hours total into my head gaskets and studs along with a new 4in turbo back exhaust egr delete and coolant filter.
Head gasket and stud install
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