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post #1 of 18 Old 11-06-2012, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
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special tools for head gasket job???

so i was gunna buy a fan clutch tool and while i was looking i saw a lot of other specialty tools such as the high pressure oil line disconect tool or the Injector Harness Connector Release Tool or the injector remover and installer tool etc etc. has any one needed or used any of them durring a cab on head gasket job or is thir any other tools i should consider???

truck is a 06 f250 with th 6.0
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I started my headgasket job the other day and have needed no special tools. hardest part of the whole job is the stupid fan shroud

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if u are doing studs cab on I hear tell the snap on tool to torque the rear bolts properly is a good one to buy $55

and the lifting bracket for lowering the heads from ford can be made or bought

the fan tool is the last thing I would buy since an air chisel of big wrench should work fine

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Just finished cab on job bout a month ago and used no and didn't need any special tools. Injector plug release is a 19 mm 12 point socket (I think). Did not remove the fan and didn't need to. Nor the glow plug harness, just left it in the rocker box to keep from breaking it. I used all hand tools and an electric impact when it would fit. Tuscany has a great write up with lots of pics. Not sure if he used any special tools.

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Yep, a 19mm 12 pt socket works fine for releasing the injector plug from the rocker box. It's always nice to have a good assortment of tools. 10mm or 12mm Allen for the stand pipes (10 for old 12 for updated), 30mm torx for the oil rails, 40mm long torx for the injector hold downs
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Another thig is to have a full set from 4mm hex bits to 10mm and a set of Torx bits from T10-T60 bits. The T60 will be used for the new stand pipes even though they are hex holed. Look at my build thread in my signature. I did mine without any special tools other than the srd35 from snap-on. A 36" pipe wrench and a 3lb sledge hammer will be your friend in removing your fan clutch and fan. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

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Just finished cab on job bout a month ago and used no and didn't need any special tools.
no problems with the torque wrench on the rear studs without the tool ?



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when you guys took the heads offm did u really need a cheery picker or could 2 dudes lift them off??
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I used a cherry picker. Much easier than trying to man handle those awkward and heavy sob's.

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is it possable to get them off by hand, i wont be able to get a cherry picker in front or on the pass side, so it kinda sucks
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