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Headgaskets on 2005, How To?
Well, after spending the summer towing cars all over the country, I think the headbolts have finally stretched their all. I keep losing coolant through the reservior and am well over the 36,000 mile warranty mark(47,700). The last few times I have towed, I noticed the coolant temp gauge spiking while climbing some hills(60 degree ambient temps, hardly high temps). I plan on doing the gaskets and studs, repair any damage, and bypass the EGR cooler assembly.
I used to have the online shop manual downloaded but I think my wife cleaned it off the computer. I checked through my old threads where a previous link was posted but did not find an installation manual where there used to be one. Can someone help me out and post the following?
Headgasket how-to? Mainly pulling the cab and order of operations so I don't cost myself more $.
EGR blockoff tips? I'm a fabricator by trade so I can modify what needs to be modified.
Any other longevity tips?
I have a two post lift so I will be pulling the cab for ease of workspace. Also, I have set aside a week with no vehicle.
Thanks in advance!