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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.

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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.
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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.).
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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.

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