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Old 07-26-2012, 08:06 PM
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Hi everyone. I have about a grand to spend on my pickup and was wondering what i should spend it on. I already have: sct with custom tunes, afe intake, afe 4" TB exhaust, (pyro, boost, trans, and fuel pressure) gauges, blue spring, and 6.4 banjos. I dont have studs or EGR installed (still debating weather to do them myself). Any suggestion are welcome. thanks
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save that money until you got enough to do the studs and gaskets. better go out back and get that money tree planted cause your gonna need it one day lol.
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save that money until you got enough to do the studs and gaskets. better go out back and get that money tree planted cause your gonna need it one day lol.
I second that spend that g on developing a money tree for the rest of us.

If you can do the head studs and egr delete yourself that's what i would spend it on. While you have it tore down that far fully bullet proof it. Then you can move on to more hp.
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Yeah you can pick up studs egr delete and oem HG for around 1k here
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You need to add EOT and ECT gauges since you decided to go with individual gauges. After that I'd take everybody's advice and start saving for bulletproofing. $1k really won't go far.
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I have a scan gauge 2 to read my EOT and ECT. I believe myself to be mechanicly inclined and have a shop full of tools so would I be able to do my head studs myself?

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I have a scan gauge 2 to read my EOT and ECT. I believe myself to be mechanicly inclined and have a shop full of tools so would I be able to do my head studs myself?

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Probably so. It is more PITA than technically challenging.
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I just got done doing studs with the cab on and engine in.
its a major PITA but if you have 2 guys its not too bad.
when I had the heads off that had been leaking for 30k miles or so I took them to a good diesel machine shop and they had to replace almost all of the guides as they were warn.
full head job cost me just over 1k.

here is what your looking at in a short list.
evacuate A/C
remove pass side fender liner
remove A/C box and such.
drain coolant
remove degas bottle
remove fan shroud
remove alternator and belt
remove fan if you have the wrench
remove oil filter and fuel filter housing
remove turbo
remove EGR cooler
remove intake
remove valve covers
remove branch tubes
remove branch? (oil feed for injectors)
remove injectors
remove rocker parts
remove pushrods
remove stock head bolts
cuss like a mofo with pass side head and 2 guys with coolant and oil everywhere.
cuss just as much with the driver side and 2 guys with coolant and oil everywhere.

Each one of those jobs are not mentally challenging but hard and a pain.
its all heavy and dirty

reverse and re-install it all

I think I actually got it all in there.
here are some inspirational pics
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