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post #1 of 2 Old 12-29-2013, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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Head Gasket, What Else?

I'm pretty sure my head gaskets have finally went. I've noticed coolant specs around the bottle. Put a new cap on the degas bottle and topped the coolant up. I haven't hit any high boost, I think it leaks at high 30 PSI. If the new cap still leaks I will get the coolant tested and pressure test to verify.

If it is what I expect I will be doing the heads myself. I have $4000-$5000 to spend, I'm not looking at adding big HP parts but more long term reliability. Truck has 300 000km on it now and I want another 300 000km +. My mods are full EGR delete, Tuner, Intake, CAC Pipe, Turbo back MBRP exhaust. Where will my money go best to, now remember I need about $1000 in machining. Saying the heads are reusable. Here is what my parts list is now, but I am totally up to opinions .

ARP Studs, Factory Gaskets.
Stainless Steel Manifolds
Stainless Steel Up pipes with waste-gate
Chromolly push rods and high rev springs with new lifters.

I figure that gobbles up my $4000 pretty quick and would make the truck last longest and run cooler.
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post #2 of 2 Old 01-29-2014, 10:10 PM
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On Top Of What Your Already Doing Make Sure Your Machine Shop Puts New Valve Guides They Are Known wear Bad Also You Might Want To Look At Replacing The Rocker Assemblies.On More Thing The Injector lines Are One tIme Use Only.When U Take Them Off Youll Have To Get New Ones This IS Due To The Type Of fitting thEy Use To Seal The Lines. You Don't HAve To Do These Things Im Jus Giving You A Heads Up.

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