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Old 07-05-2012, 06:27 AM
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Hello as the title stated, I am new to the forum. I am also new to powerstrokes. I bought a 2008 6.4 about a month ago. I have added a mini maxx, a s&b intake, a 4" dp back diamond eye straight exhaust, and sinister egr delete. I run the truck in stock tune 98% of time. I like coolant at right tunes or higher boost (headgaskets), I already put a new degas cap on the truck. It now also has a radiator leak. I need help in the local area installing. I am on the northside of Indianapolis, Indiana. Oh 107,000 miles
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:25 AM
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If you did all the other work yourself you can change your own radiator. I would go with one of the aftermarket ones though cause the OEM ones fail alot. Take you about 3hrs to do yourself.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:23 AM
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I was looking at a few of the lifetime radiators. Vista and performance radiator were also ones I looked at. No OEM radiator going back in, not with the ongoing troubles I have been reading about. Are the Vista or Performance radiators a OE fit? I will install the radiator myself. I just don't have a lift or facility to do the ARP headstuds and Black Onix headgaskets.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:57 AM
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There is a recent thread discussing the aftermarket radiators. Search aftermarket radiator I believe there is a couple different options. Can not give any advice on the headgaskets, but I do believe alot of guys are saying OEM gaskets are the way to go with studs.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:31 AM
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Ok stay with factory gaskets. So is it mainly the head bolts stretching and the heads lifting that cause the over pressure in the degas tank?
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:08 AM
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The way I understand it is the only two ways you get puking out the degas bottle and your cap is good is if you have a bad EGR cooler or blown headgaskets. There are alot of threads on here about this topic and people with more knowledge will probaly chime in. So far I have been lucky as far as headgaskets.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:16 AM
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If you post your headgasket questions in the performance section you will get more answers.
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i have heard good things about the vista pro radiators. I also heard someone mention Griffin radiators. I am not sure about them tho. Also stick with OEM headgaskets. Black onxy seem to fail even if the head is properly prepped.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:48 PM
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Is there anyone in the northside Indianapolis, Indiana area that forum members would recommend for a cab lift and head gasket/ stud job? It can be business or personal diesel tech. All help is appreciated.

Thank you all for your help. If this thread is in the wrong place, please advise.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:51 PM
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I know it was stated above already but be sure to go with oem gaskets not black onyx
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