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Replaced Head Gaskets?

I saw on a Carfax where my truck has had new radiator put in it. My truck is an early job 1 by the way. What was the actual problem with the radiators? Wondering if the head gaskets went as well with the rad. I'm thinking I probably still have the early head gasket design. Might be time to get studded and deleted/wastegate.

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The radiators were a big problem. I've got a job three that has had radiator problems and no head gasket problems. If they caught the radiator problem before it ran out of coolant and didn't overheat, it shouldn't be a problem with the head gaskets.
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Just would like it to have the updated head gaskets to ease my mind on the 310 tune. Afraid to get on it too hard and blow 'em.

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Early build date trucks basically came with 6.0 head gaskets. I have heard there have been 6 or 7 updates to the head gasket design since the early trucks came out.

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The radiator failures when people would not notice them, would typically cause EGR cooler failures. Haven't done head gaskets on a 6.4 yet.

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there was a TSB about bad thermostats that was killing radiators. I had mine in the shop about 6 months ago and they tested the truck for that problem and replaced them both. 08 Job 2 70k

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