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Old 08-01-2010, 06:03 AM
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anyone done there headstuds?

Next step that i wanna do is my head studs, i do alot of driving in the middle of no where and need extra insurance and.need my truck to last. What have u guys heard?done? What worked? Install advice?
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:21 AM
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im also interested in this
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:47 AM
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How much boost/ebp are you making, first of all?

Head gaskets MUST go through prior approval for warranty now, and they really don't see any 6.4 head gasket failures.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:03 AM
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From what I have read, you can do the stud's in your driveway by changing them out one at a time. This is only if you still have good head gaskets. Otherwise, it is a cab off procedure. I think someone posted it cost them around $2500 for parts and labor.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:22 AM
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I know a million guys have done it, but in my opinion, when you take a bolt out of a head with a MLS head gasket under it, that gasket is junk. That is my opinion.

The Elite stud kit comes with instructions to do it both ways.

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Old 08-01-2010, 01:49 PM
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Can it be done and keep warranty?
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:01 PM
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If you did studs one at a time, and it kicked a gasket out shortly afterwards, I would imagine the answer would be no.

And a few guys at the dealer level would be upset that it has studs in it, and not warranty any engine failures.

Me personally? I wouldn't care. But if I started tearing your truck apart for head gaskets and found studs and the original head gaskets, I probably wouldn't be a great deal of impressed, and we'd need to have a discussion about what went on there.

You'd need to run it past your diesel tech at the dealer, and see what he says.

As I said before, Me, personally? I would change the gaskets as well as installing the studs. Just for piece of mind.
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:49 PM
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My head gaskets are still good, but was wanting to do the studs for extra ins. with the 310 tune. I have a job 1 truck, so I am scared to get in it good. Probably haven't been over 1/2 throttle with the 310. If I were to do it, I would do gaskets and all. What about ARP? I know the EGR delete/wastegate would void the warranty, but just wondered about the studs/gaskets.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:14 AM
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my truck is at the dealership right now getting new hgs and im putting in elite studs and its being done under warranty. My truck puked coolant everywhere and i took the tech for a spin with all his equipment and i was pulling a car trailer with 3500lb car on it. did 0-100 and it puked hard. running spartan tunes. Theres a thread that i started on thedieselgarage heres the link
PUKING! Who has it, Who's fixed it - TheDieselGarage.com
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:32 AM
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So, when the prior approval form was filled out, under "IS VEHICLE MODIFIED" what got selected?
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