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post #1 of 16 Old 09-17-2011, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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are head studs reusable

A couple weeks ago my turbo over boosted and would not come down at first. The end result is I think my head gasket(s) blew again. There is the chance that the rad cap went bad but it is spewing anti from the degas again. Checked it in the morning when cold before first start and there was pressure still in the bottle.

So if I did blow are the studs reusable. My heads were decked last time so I am not happy about this!

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hell no. Do not reuse those.

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Not the stock bolts ARP studs.

Sold the 6.0 for a 2015 6.7

MBRP 4" turbo back,
Accufab intake elbow,
SCT w/DP Tuner tunes,
RCD EGR delete,
EGT, boost, trans temp, fuel pressure gauges and scan gauge II
ARP studs,
Black Onyx head gaskets - they are gone and back to stock
6.4 banjo bolts
Crossover line
Dieselsite coolant filter
upgraded fuel regulator and other ford upgrades
Western MVP Plus plow
Snow ex salter
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ARPs are reusable but if you warped some stuff who knows if you damaged some of them..
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I know. Dont. You torqued them down into the heads, and then blew a headgasket. Dont reuse them.

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35" Toyo Open Country A/T
OEM rotors w/ Hawk LTS pads
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Edge Insight CTS
SCT X3 w/ Innovative Tunes
ARP headstuds
Bilstein 5100s
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NCHornet's CCV Mod
Dieselsite Boots
EGR Delete
FICM fixed by Ed/tuned by PHP
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Ya, he blew a headgasket. Unless he got REAL lucky and theres nothing wrong with them somehow, then I guess go for it. I wouldnt, but thats just me.

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2007 F-250 6 point oh
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35" Toyo Open Country A/T
OEM rotors w/ Hawk LTS pads
5 inch custom sidepipe
Edge Insight CTS
SCT X3 w/ Innovative Tunes
ARP headstuds
Bilstein 5100s
Banjo Bolts
NCHornet's CCV Mod
Dieselsite Boots
EGR Delete
FICM fixed by Ed/tuned by PHP
S&B Intake
Dfuser Coolant Filter Kit


2003 F-250 7.3
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H11's are, but I dunno what extent I would reuse ARP's...H11's are the highest rated studs you can get. I don't think it's worth it, but that's just me (Reusing ARP's). If you want to be sure, H11's all the way or new ARP's to boot.


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guess it is nime to start saving money.....again.

I know they blew due to the turbo but it makes me question if I did something wrong since i did it on my own. I have a good mechanical background but not with diesels. It barely lasted 10k miles.

Maybe time to get rid of her!

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MBRP 4" turbo back,
Accufab intake elbow,
SCT w/DP Tuner tunes,
RCD EGR delete,
EGT, boost, trans temp, fuel pressure gauges and scan gauge II
ARP studs,
Black Onyx head gaskets - they are gone and back to stock
6.4 banjo bolts
Crossover line
Dieselsite coolant filter
upgraded fuel regulator and other ford upgrades
Western MVP Plus plow
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orrrr maybe time to find someone that knows what theyre doing?

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35" Toyo Open Country A/T
OEM rotors w/ Hawk LTS pads
5 inch custom sidepipe
Edge Insight CTS
SCT X3 w/ Innovative Tunes
ARP headstuds
Bilstein 5100s
Banjo Bolts
NCHornet's CCV Mod
Dieselsite Boots
EGR Delete
FICM fixed by Ed/tuned by PHP
S&B Intake
Dfuser Coolant Filter Kit


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I have been building engines for years and so has the ASE certified tec that helped me with the heads. So I think I know what I am doing when it comes to that part.

Sold the 6.0 for a 2015 6.7

MBRP 4" turbo back,
Accufab intake elbow,
SCT w/DP Tuner tunes,
RCD EGR delete,
EGT, boost, trans temp, fuel pressure gauges and scan gauge II
ARP studs,
Black Onyx head gaskets - they are gone and back to stock
6.4 banjo bolts
Crossover line
Dieselsite coolant filter
upgraded fuel regulator and other ford upgrades
Western MVP Plus plow
Snow ex salter
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