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cab on HG job?
Ok, I've been reading around a lot of forums, and everybody says basically the same thing. Head Gaskets are a no no unless the cab come up... I Completely understand that it would be easier to do with the cab off... how ever, I'm thinking about doing this in my garage of simplicity reasons. with that being said everybody says that it's not possible, but I've seen pictures of a shop that did it with the cab on, and they said it wasnt too bad... I actually talked with them on Facebook just to get here opinion, and they said the hardest part he could remember was getting the UpPipe unbolted from the turbo... makes sense considering there is no room right there...
basically I'm just seeing if others have successfully done the job with the cab on, or if they guys i talked to can just work mircles... I would rather lift the cab, but the auto/hobby shop on the base doesn't have a 2 post lift... nearest one is 45 min drive away, and I'm not making that drive everyday for that if I don't have to.
Also, I read a lot about making sure to get the heads checked for warping... how much is that around? never had anything sent to a machine job for anything at all... and if they are warped and need to get brought back to flat, whats the ball park cost for getting them machined...
As of right now I don't believe my gaskets are blown, how ever I want to do the studs before that happens, plus i would like to run a higher tune than my spartan 250 tune...
Also, I read that when you pull the heads that you need to replaced the fuel lines going from the rail to the injectors... they are aparently a one time use item... anything else I should know about so that I don't have to pull everything apart again to fix something I forgot...
last thing, some ford service rep said something about the factors head bolts snapping or something when trying to remove.. I don't believe this but I thought that I'd ask... and they are 'bolts" right, and the after market is clearly a stud with a nut on the top... ok I think this wraps up my confusion.
thanks for any info.
2008 f250 fx4 crew,spartan tuned running 250hp, dpf/cat removed with 4" turbo back, RCX 3" lift, 35's on stock 18's (for now), and lots more in the near future
Active Duty Navy, Machinest Mate
Last edited by countryboy73703; 08-09-2013 at 06:46 AM.