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Head Stud Question.....Need Answers Quick!
Ok, so here is my situation. My truck is at the dealership getting the bed plate gasket replaced. As you know that requires a cab off, and to have the motor pulled. My truck is a 2010 and it has 78,000 miles. It has been deleted and tuned since a few months after I bought it new. I have a great relationship with my dealer, and obviously the repair is under warranty. The guys know I’m deleted and have no issues with it (I’m friends with the owner of my Ford Dealership). Since the truck is going to be a cab off, I will be doing some extras while I have the chance (HPFP Update Kit, Up-Pipes, & relocate my EBP Sensor.). I also want to stud the motor. I have had my 2003 Dodge studded, as well as my other 6.4. However, I studded them when I had to do a head gasket repair.
Here is my question….Can I stud the motor without pulling the heads off? Can I just have them do one stud at a time? If my truck required a head gasket, they would to the work for free as long as I provided the studs. This what they did for me with my 6.4 when I blew the head gasket(s). However, if I want them done now, I have to buy the studs, gaskets and juice my friend $500 to cover the labor (Proper head job). I know that is a VERY fair price, but I hate to tear my heads off if I don’t need to.
So, guys tell me, what should I do? Is it OK to just do the studs and leave the heads on, or do I just pony up and do them the right way? Will I have issue?
2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty, Lariet 4x4, Crew Cab Short Bed, loaded with every option...and more