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How To DIY ARP Head Studs

Im looking to do my head studs on my 08. I've heard that you can do it 1 by 1. I don't have a garage to pull the cab and trying to figure out how to go about doing this. anyone have any idea??
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Take motor apart.
Remove factory head bolt. Replace with head stud.
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Reassemble motor.

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That's 31 repeats on top of the original 1 remove/replace right? ( Snake)

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Did this very thing and its surprisingly easy. Only a couple that are a PIA....my advice,just go ahead and remove the whole heater core mess. Itll make life a lot easier.
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i know that im just basically asking if theres any sequence you do the studs in, or stuff like that. directions is all haha
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That's 31 repeats on top of the original 1 remove/replace right? ( Snake)
Correct. 32 bolts. Easy Peasy.

There's a few different opinions on which sequence to follow, but the majority of people will say to follow the sequence outlined in the service manual. Meaning remove the first bolt that the manual tells you to torque, install your stud, then go to the next bolt the manual tells you to torque, install your stud, repeat, repeat, repeat.........

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Hahaha I know it seems like a dumb question I just don't want to mess it up. And what service manual? Fords for my engine? What exactly am I gonna need for the project?
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