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Old 01-31-2014, 10:09 AM
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Head stud question

so i would like to install head studs in my 08 6.4 to increase the reliability and not be one of those guys wishing i had spent the money on head studs. i have seen a few threads where guys have installed them without removing the cab, replacing them one at a time. my question is does this fix the head bolt problems with the 6.4? would installing studs this way actually prevent problems or is it necessary to pull the heads and replace the gaskets (i currently have no problems indicating bad head gaskets). if i am going to spend $500 on a set of studs i want to make sure they are doing what they are supposed to. i currently have no place to pull the cab myself so if i had to go that route it would get costly rather quickly...

i will soon be installing a DPF delete and sct tuner but plan on only using a mild tune. i dont do much towing the truck is mostly just a daily driver
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:24 AM
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There are people who have done them one at a time, then out of those, you got those that had problems, and those that are still going strong. So you may do them one at a time and never have a problem or you may end up like some of the others who have had to pull the cab and either magnaflux and resurface their heads or buy new heads.
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There are people who have done them one at a time, then out of those, you got those that had problems, and those that are still going strong. So you may do them one at a time and never have a problem or you may end up like some of the others who have had to pull the cab and either magnaflux and resurface their heads or buy new heads.
Exactly what he said. Some have no issues and others do and that is from people who never had any known HG problems. If you do it yourself, make sure you have your torque wrench calibrated and make sure you don't over torque your studs on cylinder 1 and 2.
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My mechanic said not to do them unless I'm running crazy power.
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