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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.