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Old 04-25-2013, 07:29 PM
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6.4 Head Gask

Doing a cab off head job on a 2008 6.4 with 130K.

Deleting EGR and DPF/CAT

Using VicterReiz Black diamond gaskets

Using Cat Antifreeze.

Are there any other upgrades that should be done?

Any thing special to look out for?

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:14 AM
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what year is the truck?
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:16 AM
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If you have not done the work, switch gaskets to OEM. They are better than the Black Diamond....many people have had problems with them. Just a friendly FYI.

Good Luck
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:20 AM
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i have heard that Black Diamond makes the OEM gaskets. I had black diamond on for ~5k miles and then found out my heads were cracked. So i ended up going with OEM since they come with the stock heads. Just a FYI all the "NEW" heads are remans from FORD. You supposedly cannot get new heads from ford.

I would pressure test the heads or ensure that the place that is doing it has a warranty. Mine had to come back apart 5 k miles later due to craked heads. Luckily the guy warrantied his work and it only cost me parts....

Good luck,
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:24 AM
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oh sorry i see that its an 08 now, My bad,

I upgraded the:
-Degas bottle (one on the 09 and 10s
-radiator hoses (2 o-rings instead of one)
-thermostats
-waterpump
-get the injectors flow tested. (Mine were bad at 80K miles) (6 out of the 8 had low flow)
-tripple walled bellows
-High pressure pump Kit (see diesel power mag about wiring issues on the 08s) (wiring rubs and causes truck not to start)
-check the glow plugs.
-serpentine belts if they are originals
-you are studding correct?
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:25 AM
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as the boys said , stick to oem gaskets , You should make sure you have it get studded aswell ,if new gaskets are going in , and really all depends on what your expecting out of the truck , once cab off , good time for several items but generally only if money allows ( ported intake ,upgraded valve train, IH pistons ) LOL , and if your doing the work , maybe saturate the bolts to egr coolers etc ,so they are good to go when your ready to tear into it
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:27 AM
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08smoker08 , hey bud love the disclaimer !! LOL , derail over
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Yeah i saw that on another guys sig and thought what the heck. Might as well.

thanks man,

Just trying to be accepted
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:53 AM
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OK Thanks

The front cover has a cavitation erosion about 1/4" in length. Is that enough to justify replacing it?

I have a picture but cannot get it to post here.

Would be glad to email it to someone for advice?
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:15 AM
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Based on my previous posts you can guess my answer.
I would, Not worth the risk.
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