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Old 05-26-2013, 11:21 AM
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Replacing heads. Best way to rebuild?

I'm fixing to replace two sets of heads. One set is completely shot, and the other is getting there. What's the best route? I'd like a little stiffer springs and a little more umph out of the new ones. I can't find any kits for this. I read the best thing to do is take it to a machine shop. But what will that run me for 4 heads? One of the trucks will also be being new injectors and glow plugs. The other is just getting glow plugs. They are both 97 OBS powerstrokes.

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Old 05-26-2013, 12:09 PM
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you can get some comp .910 valve springs.
a few places sell them. search around on here.
you will have to get the correct shim size as well.

only go motorcraft glow plugs.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:20 PM
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What do you mean shim size? And yes, not gunna skimp on glow plugs. I want the most life out of these new heads
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The springs need to be shimmed to have the correct install height. They should also have some kind of locator on them so they don't walk around.....that would be a failure waiting to happen.
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I gotcha. All the other seals and stuff I should let a machine shop do right? Any guesses on what that would run me?

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