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Ford Head Studs

Does anyone know how well are the Ford replaced head studs working? By the time I found out they were replacing gaskets, studs and coolers the truck was back togehter and was not able to ask about alternate studs.
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I'm pretty sure they are the same as before with newer gaskets. Someone else will be along shortly who knows for sure.

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Thats what i thought too. They put in a thicker gasket to compensate for stretching.


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that stinks dude, I would imagine they are the same. crappy studs. I talked to my dealer before they even touched my truck

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The factory bolts should hold OK w/ the new "updated gaskets" unless you really push up the hp/tq. Hopefully they checked the heads for tolerance because that can quite often be the real cause, as much as stretching the bolts.

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They also replaced the heads, both coolers and EGR valve.
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Good deal. It sounds like they know what they are doing since those are the common failure points on the 6.0L.

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I haven't heard of anything about ford using "studs" when putting a motor back together. Is this something new??? Factory Ford studs?

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No, they are still bolts.

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ok cool thanks chris.

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