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Location: Traverse City, MI
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Replacing head studs one by one?
As the title indicates, I'm wondering if there is adequate room to remove the stock head bolts and replace with head studs one-by-one to avoid pulling the heads and replacing the gaskets, etc. It sure would make the job easier and much quicker.
The reason I ask is that I have had the coolant tank "Dove-call" whistle going on for the last 5,000 miles and have lost about 1/2 quart of coolant in 9,000 miles. This might even be considered "normal" coolant-loss, but I would rather address this before the white smoke begins pouring out the exhaust. $600 in studs now sure sounds better than trying to get this thing warranteed later.
SCT - Street tune. I have been towing on this, EGT's occasionally briefly touch 1100, then I back out. Sustained EGT's never surpase 1000 degrees.
Custom 5" straight exhaust, 4" downpipe.
Truck runs and drives GREAT and I have 2000 miles of 8000lb towing next week.