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Old 07-16-2013, 07:31 PM
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time for the inevitable...cab off, what else?

I'm finally coming out of denial, time to address my blown head gaskets. I'm probably going to do it myself and figured while I have the cab off anyway I might as well make the most of it. What I'm thinking now is ARP studs, ford gaskets, get heads magnafluxed, 6.0 exhaust manifold with custom upipes, and possibly a ported intake manifold. These worth it? Anything else I should do while I'm in there? For reference, I already have s&b intake, egr delete, intake elbow, cac pipe, air dog 2, ccv mod, coolant filter, 4" exhaust, and a minimax.
Also, can anyone interpret this picture? It looks like coolant, but I'm afraid to ask why it looks like it's coming out of the exhaust manifold. This is the only place I could find this, the rear of passenger side.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:45 AM
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Thats definitely coolant...it's NOT coming from the exhaust manifold.

As far as other things to do...I'd do thermostats and an oil cooler. If the truck sees a lot of heavy work, might also pull the water pump and check the front cover for cavitation...probably replace the water pump too. Head gaskets probably went south because either the bolts stretched (too much boost psi), overheated or both.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:39 AM
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I guess it makes more sense that the coolant is running down the side of the block and seeping between the block and the exhaust manifold gasket. I can't really see above the manifold to see where its coming from though. Time to bust out the mirror
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:08 AM
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It's coming out in between where the cylinder head sits atop the block.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:42 AM
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Nate (windrunner408) is porting an intake manifold for me. I would recommend him if you decide to do a ported intake manifold.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:45 AM
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I was quoted around $6-$7k for this job by a local reputable shop. Is that normal?
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AZ maybe a hair on the high side, I had all the same work done for right at $5k
studs, gaskets, egr delete, new oil cooler, intake elbow, cac pipe, coolant filter system, CAT ELC coolant, and new oil and a few other things.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:09 PM
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ThirdCoast, what prompted you to replace the oil cooler? Preventative or did you know it was bad? I run 4-6 degrees difference between oil and coolant temps when i'm empty on the highway. This should be normal right?
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ThirdCoast, what prompted you to replace the oil cooler? Preventative or did you know it was bad? I run 4-6 degrees difference between oil and coolant temps when i'm empty on the highway. This should be normal right?
That is normal and the oil cooler is working as it should. When it starts getting closer to 15+ is when you need to worry about replacing it.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:43 PM
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okay thanks, thats what i was thinking. i figure if my oil cooler ever does go out down the road I'll just replace it with a bulletproof cooler, as those can be installed cab off
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