Time for headgaskets and studs what else?? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-06-2012, 09:45 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Posts: 417
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Time for headgaskets and studs what else??

Head gaskets are starting to leak pretty bad. Any good gaskets out there I tried the search button but no luck. Help anyone. Mods are in my sig.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-06-2012, 09:48 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hooper, UT
Posts: 112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Don't see head gasket failures very often with these trucks, especially at your power level. I'd suggest stock gaskets from Ford and some studs, should be more than sufficient for your modifications. Might suggest having the heads checked by a machine shop while it's apart, make sure they are flat and there are no cracks in them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-06-2012, 10:30 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 248
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacob@DP-Tuner View Post
Don't see head gasket failures very often with these trucks, especially at your power level.
The mechanic who used to work on the truck for the previous owner over-tightened the head gasket and cracked it on mine. I had to replace it. Your stock setup should be fine, but I would upgrade the head studs if you plan on going above 400hp (I'd sleep better at night if I was going to that power, but I don't think it's necessary.).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-06-2012, 10:52 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Posts: 417
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My truck runs fine. The gaskets are leaking oil pretty bad and after I'm done driving it 5 min later there is a 5 inch diameter puddle of oil. I have checked everything else around it to make sure it's not something simple. I pulled the starter out and sure enough leaking at the gasket on passenger side.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors