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Old 03-18-2012, 08:31 PM
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6.0 Head gasket replacement

I am replacing my head gasket in my garage, after an entire day of removing bolt's, cussing up a storm and a few tossed tools, I got the head off the truck. This is my first time pulling the heads off a vehicle, I am wondering if this looks normal. Any feed back is appreciated [ATTACH]6.0 Head gasket replacement-engine-2.jpg[/ATTACH]
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:42 PM
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You need to have the heads checked and probably machined but I would make sure you clean all of that up too. But it is common to have the star marks on the pistons most likely a tuner dumping fuel in to early is the most common thing but even stock engines will do it too.

The main thing to remember though is properly prepping the heads and block to make sure you get a good seal
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:46 PM
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Whats the best way to prep the head's and block? I know I have to get pretty much every spec of the old gasket off, and any crud that's built up. Are there any tricks I can use to help out in the process.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:55 PM
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Have you looked at the writes up for do it yourself head gaskets jobs?

I would suggest maybe a drill with a wire brush would probably be easiest
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:44 PM
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No I haven't, I will check it out.
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