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Old 04-04-2011, 06:04 PM
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REMOVING cab what should i do???!

i will be removing the cab to do my full egr delete and i was wondering when the cab is off what should i check look at or see while i have the motor exposed? i am doing this mod and a tuner, intercooler pipe, cfm+, and a air intake i am aiming for reliability on this motor because it will be pulling alot since its our 550, what else should i look at or see when the cab is off?
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:16 PM
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Are you going to do head studs?
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:01 PM
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i was thinking about it but thats more time/money. i thought the stock head studs were actually decent?
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:51 PM
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Head studs are cheap insurance in my opinion. It's your truck though.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:12 PM
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how many miles on the the truck?

from what i hear, 6.4s rarely blow headgaskets but studs are good insurance.... if you're gonna run a really hot tune it might be a good idea

if you're going for studs since your already there i'd put in a high pressure pump gasket and reseal the injectors too. otherwise i wouldn't dig too deep looking for problems. depending on the mileage i'd give the rocker arms a good look too

also if you've never worked on a 6.4 you're in for a real treat
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:29 PM
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I wouldnt bother with studs unless your gonna be running race tunes which i doubt since its an F550. I highly recommend the Spartan 210 tow tune also..
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On a 550, I would pop off the water pump while in there and check for cavitation.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:08 AM
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wow! thanks for all the replys and yes this is the first time on a 6.4l always been with 7.3ls haha. but the truck has 69,000 some miles almost 70 i think, but yeah biggest tune is 250 and that comes on the spartin, i will be running the 210 tow!
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:54 PM
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On a 550, I would pop off the water pump while in there and check for cavitation.
good advice there! i completely forgot the 450s and 550s are much more prone to cavitating the front covers. it is very easy to pull the water pump. definitely have a look behind there and post a pic too so we can see what it's looking like
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