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post #1 of 13 Old 03-15-2010, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Well I, with my son's help, have stripped the truck down and got the heads off and ready to go to the machine shop. Thanks to many of the previous org members who have posted their trials for us to learn by.

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good deal, take your time, keep it clean, and it should go together no problem.
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I have rebuilt many gassers but this is my first diesel. So far I not to bad, just much heavier. I did find something strange, both bolts on the last cylinder of the driver side exhaust manifold were headless. the spacers are both gone of course, what is their purpose? can those be obtained at the dealer or do I just replace them with quality hardware store bolts? Does anyone have a few exhaust manifold bolts and spacers they would like to send my way?

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Cool. Assuming you're doing studs? Let us know how the torque'ing of the nuts goes. I don't even own anything that will hit 250ft/lbs other than my impact.
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Awesome!! It's not that hard if you have done this sort of thing before.. Good luck with the rest..

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Well, heads are at the machine shop, needed 6 guides and doing a valve job at the same time. Lots of goodies are starting to show up. Still deciding whether or not to replace the injectors...stiction seems to be the only issue right now. Does any one have any spare exhaust manifold bolts and spacers??

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Here are the headgaskets...They look good enough to reuse....hahaha


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Just wipe 'em down and throw 'em back in... Glad to hear about it. I'm not sure where you can get manifold bolts other than the dealership.

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Finally got my heads back from the shop, and all my parts are in except my headgaskets from RCD. Once they are in, what's the best procedure to get the heads/valve train/studs done. I was guessing I would put the heads back on the truck and put all the valve train pieces in place and then do you finger tight the alignment bolts on the rocker pedestals and then install the nuts and washers and go throught the torque procedure for the studs? Or put the top row bolts (the little ones) and the bottom row nuts and washers on (not torqued but hand tight to snug then deal with the middle row nuts washers and valve train goodies and torque from there? just trying to get this right, thanks for the input!

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This is my 100 th post!!!

Any input from DIY'ers or Techs? Finally got my heads back from the machine shop, all I need is my headgaskets, they are finally on the way!!

"have not shot the gun yet but will next week when we see the mother in law." Quoted from a gun forum!

2004 CC 6.0 4x4 lariat

MODS: BPD Remote Oil Cooler, MTW Stage 1, GoGo Diesel Direct Drive Soleniod, Swamps 58v FICM, ARP's, Sinister EGR Delete, SCT XCAL3 w/DJ's Looney, Dfuser coolant filter, 4" straight pipe, Ranch Hand, Tuff-Country Level Kit, Isspro Boost/Trans Temp/Fuel Pressure/Pyro gauges, Edge Insight CTS...
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