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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?


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Yes you can do it...it is possible, but it is much easier with the cab off.
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think a head weights about 100lbs or so.

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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!

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