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post #1 of 15 Old 11-17-2010, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Headgasket job... need help!

I'm hoping some of you guys who have already done head studs and gaskets can help me out. I have a 2004 f250 extended cab with only 40,000 miles. I want to make my engine reliable before anything goes wrong. Figured it would save me money to do it now than wait for other things to go wrong. So I bought arp head studs. I'm trying to piece all the parts together and can't get everything right. Should I buy the head gasket kit from ford..does that include everything i need including intake manifold gaskets and various gaskets for the turbo. I read that i need new tubes for the heads... not sure what that is. I also am doing the oil cooler and an egr blockoff at the same time. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Get the black onyx head gaskets. Goto your local dealer for the rest and just ask them if they will give you wholesale prices or any discount.
You are going to need and should get:
Intake gasket set (includes turbo gaskets, intake gaskets, various other gaskets/orings)
updated dummy plugs
updated standpipes
injector orings
fuel pressure regulator spring kit
6.4 banjo bolts (2)
banjo bolt washers (6 - 4 for head banjo bolts and 2 for fuel bowl)
thermostat w/ housing
coolant filter
ccv reroute kit (NChornet's from Raul @ Stealth)
ELC coolant
oil cooler kit and egr delete kit as you mentioned
oil filter
fuel filters
oil

I am in the process of finishing mine. I kept all the bags and will get you the part numbers tomorrow, but they can be found on here somewhere.

That is pretty much it. Just make sure you get your heads checked. Get an edge insight so you can monitor coolant and oil temps. Drive it like you stole it every once in awhile just to keep everything working properly.

I'm sure I forgot something... But I will catch it tomorrow.

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Thats somewhat my list with the updated hpop screen added.

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Im in the middle of gathering parts my list so far is..

oil cooler kit, it includes the screen I think..
Arp studs
head gaskets
oil filter
belt
water pump
coolant.

If you have the ford part numbers for the following that would be great.. my parts guy is an idiot...

updated dummy plugs
updated standpipes
fuel pressure regulator spring kit
6.4 banjo bolts (2)
banjo bolt washers (6 - 4 for head banjo bolts and 2 for fuel bowl)

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get ARP studs. factory gaskets are fine as long as the heads are true and not cracked. coolant filters are good to have as well as the basics. might want to replace the oil cooler while you are in there too. EGR delete is a good preventitave measure. I recommend the FCDP kit.

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Hey bondsman, why the extra two banjo bolt washers for the fuel bowl? I'm about to do the upgrade fuel regulator and 6.4 banjos, is that needed?

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What are the dummy plugs... what do they do? Does the 04 need the stc updated fitting.. I know to get the new oil cooler screen... the old one is cloth i guess. Hey sickstroke6.0 i see you have the rcd egr blockoff.. Thats the one ive been looking at... how is it.. easy install? no problems. This forum is kinda giving me mixed ideas about it.
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I would go with the black onyx head gaskets. They have more adhesive in them for a better seal and are more forgiving on heads that are not quite perfect but still within spec.

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What are the dummy plugs... what do they do? Does the 04 need the stc updated fitting.. I know to get the new oil cooler screen... the old one is cloth i guess. Hey sickstroke6.0 i see you have the rcd egr blockoff.. Thats the one ive been looking at... how is it.. easy install? no problems. This forum is kinda giving me mixed ideas about it.
I love it, works great. Really, any kit will get the job done, I just was able to get this one cheapest at the time.

The only reason I wouldn't go with RCD now, is because they screwed a couple people over with their injectors. But they have always treated me great.

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Hey bondsman, why the extra two banjo bolt washers for the fuel bowl? I'm about to do the upgrade fuel regulator and 6.4 banjos, is that needed?
I removed the fuel bowl assembly and there is one banjo bolt there. I reused the stock bolt at that location but needed 2 more crush washers.
Since head gaskets/studs is the OPs project, that bowl will be removed and those crush washers will need to be replaced anyways.
If you are just doing the two banjo bolts you will only need 4 crush washers

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