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08 head gasket/ how do you know if its the weak one

Found a deal on an 08 F-350. How can you tell if it has the weak head gaskets. Here is the vin# 1ftww31r08ed87252. Hope this helps
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All early build date trucks have potentially weak gaskets. I'll check the VIN and see what the build date is.

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Wouldn't show me the build date, just the year model.

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Found a deal on an 08 F-350. How can you tell if it has the weak head gaskets. Here is the vin# 1ftww31r08ed87252. Hope this helps
see the "8ed" in your vin? well "8ea,and some 8eb's are job 1 trucks,i would say you have a job 3 truck with a "8ed" hope this helps
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PROGRAM CONTROL AD6FC 2008 JOB #3 PROGRAM CONTROL

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WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT THE HEAD GASKETS? GOOD OR BAD OR DOES IT MATTER
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Job 3 is better......everything except that ugly front valence.

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So does that mean that anything Jan 08 build (Job 3) and newer have the better Head gaskets? When did IH stop using the old style Head Gaskets? Does anybody know?
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