Well y'all, my two year oil leak has finally got to the point where I'm going finally bite the bullet and pull the engine to fix it right. It has been leaking at the back corner at the oil pan right above the starter gear. I went to the gas station and always peek under top see how bad it might be. This time it was about the size of both my hands open side by side in a matter of less than five minutes of being shut off.
Its going to get:
-Studs bought from Gearhead2012
-New oil pan (with myself modifying the dipstick hole)
-Possibly going to build my own headers (I don't think I want my truck down for that long though)
-Install my OEM '06 headlights bought from another member on here
-Going to weld a bung on my intercooler while its out to be sure oil stays drained out from CCV.
-I'm also going to modify the pan for better clamping too. I did this with my valve covers and its worked well. I may decide to drill n tap an extra bolt back where its currently leaking like ford should have done.
-Obviously all fluids changed
If anyone else would like to chime in on some other things to do while its out I'd much appreciate it.
Also, I've read it from a few very reputable members here when doing studs on a 7.3 don't pull the heads if there's nothing wrong, just do one at a time. I do know its better to pull them on a 6.0. Although I am curious as to how the cylinder walls look. Hopefully curiosity doesn't kill the cat.
Unfortunately I'm going to have to do this with somewhat of a budget in mind. I'd really like to get a Gearhead cam and 250/200 sticks too but that's not gonna happen for a while.
as I have a bunch of needed upgrades to the wife's Liberty CRD to do.
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