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post #1 of 49 Old 10-05-2008, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Head stud install

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How hard is to install headstuds?

And the big question is do I have to take out the motor? If I dont I would think about putting it in the shop and doing it myself, but if I got to pull the motor, id just spend the 500 and have them put in. Also, do the injectors need to come out?

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you do not have to pull the motor
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it looks like it would be awfully hard to put the cylinder head back on afterwards. Or trying to slide the studs in the bolt hole on the rear of the motor

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I am not replacing the gaskets, they are fine, just adding the studs, so i dont think I have to pull the whole head off.



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Still, isn't it tight near the rear of the motor?

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yeah its pretty tight. but i had planed on taking the whole front clip off, but i dont know if it will give me enough access.



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Keep posted with how the job goes. If its not bad, I probly won't put mine in the shop when the time comes.

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Yeah if i do it, i will try and take some pictures, but I always get caught up in doing stuff and forget. I have to get it done now or wait till spring because i cant have it down over the winter, im still going to attemp to plow with her.



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Injectors have to come out, but yet if you do them one at a time, it can be done in the truck.

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with removing injectors, if I just take one injector out, do the studs around it, can i just put that injector back and move to the next. or do i have to take them all out and drain the cylinders?



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