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head studs needed?

Buying a D66 turbo in about a week. How badly am I going to need headstuds? Are they worth doing myself or should I not chance it and take it to my mechanic?

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You should be fine with stock headbolts and a D66, if your pushing over 40psi you should start worrying about studs if I remember correctly

The reason I did them was cause the engine was out and it was an easy time to do them for some extra insurance

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did you do the headstuds yourself? PITA?

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did you do the headstuds yourself? PITA?
My friend whose shop we pulled the engine at put them in and I watched, I had to pull the injectors out first in order to do it though, if you try to do it with the engine in the truck it will definitely be a pain. You have to do four rounds of torquing them down

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