Can you change head gaskets with engine in the truck? - 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 11-06-2010, 08:46 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 669
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Can you change head gaskets with engine in the truck?

Has anyone done head gaskets on their 7.3? How did you do it - take the engine out or can you do it with the engine in the truck without pulling the cab?
Any thoughts?
How much does one head weigh?


Thanks -
Scott
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-06-2010, 10:31 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yes you can do it...it is possible, but it is much easier with the cab off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-06-2010, 12:43 PM
O.I.F. Combat Vet 11B
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: tallahassee
Posts: 1,042
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
think a head weights about 100lbs or so.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-07-2010, 09:43 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 669
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Dang, 100 lbs would be a wrestling match under there. Well thanks for the replies, guys. I just discovered my leak - it's my water pump. It's leaking behind the pulley so I guess it's worn out already?!?! I replaced it with a NEW Airtech water pump about 20,000 miles ago. Warranty is up as of 12 months. WTF>!? Anybody else have bad luck with those pumps? Guess I'll put in a NAPA reman.
Better than blown head gasket I guess!

Scott
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 07:26 PM.


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