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Old 05-14-2012, 05:46 PM
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How to tell if I have headstuds?

Is there anyway to see if my truck really has headstuds? The previous owner say he did but you can never trust anyone, so is there anyway to take a quick peak at something and look? Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:48 PM
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Yep. Pop the hood and look at the front of the motor at the passenger side valve cover on the bottom right corner and if you see a decently large 12 point nut, then you have studs. If you have a 6 point nut, then you dont. You could also take a pic of this location and post it and I'll tell you what you have. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:52 PM
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Thanks I'll try and do it my self, is it pretty easy to see?
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:56 PM
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IMO yes it is. Basically you are looking for "normal looking" nuts just outside of the valve cover. If you see that, you're good.
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Thanks alot!
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My buddy just picked up a 6.0.
His is studded and has a purple trans and he didnt even know it lol
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:17 PM
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Can anyone post pictures of what to look for?
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:42 PM
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check this out.

1009Dp Ford Vt365 Engine Rebuild Engine Top View Photo 18
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:32 AM
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This guy shows a picture as well in his FS thread

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/tru...ted-clean.html
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:28 PM
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Thanks for the help guy found out I really do
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