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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Getting ARP studs, anything else?
This all started with my engine temp spiking 2 months ago while pulling a grade with my toy hauler in tow. Dealer said it was the oil cooler and put in a new one. 2 trips since then I've puked coolant out the degas bottle, and on the most recent the temp spiked again. So today the dealer called and said its the head gaskets and (already knowning I'd be interested) offered to put in the ARP studs.
Catch is... in addition to the cost of the ARPs, they want $500 to lift the cab, claiming that they normally do their head gasket jobs with the body on, but that switching to ARPs will require the cab lift. Just want to check with you guys that this all seems correct. I've read of some people doing the studs w/o the cab lift.
Also... while they're in there, anything else I'd be stupid not to have them do?
2005 F250 6.0L 4X4 Lariat
ARP Studs, MBRP 4" turbo back, Banks intake, SCT X3 w/Innovative tunes, Gauges + ScanGauge II,
BulletProof EGR cooler, CAT EC-1 coolant, Coolant filter, Blue spring fuel regulator, Atlas 40 FICM
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