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Old 07-21-2007, 06:30 PM
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head gaskets

well i think i blew a head gasket. pushing collant out of the collant reservoir. not getting hot or anything, hence why i think i blew a gasket. can anyone give me advice on what gaskets to get (that are very good). plan on getting bigger injectors and diff trubo here in the future. not going to go to big w/ injectors cause i tow alot of weight sometimes. but need advice on gaskets. will i need new studs? if so, any decent cheap ones, low on cash flow right now. but if i gotta do it, might as do it right and get it done the first time. not putting alot of boost to her (maybe 27lbs. or so). any and all help will be thankful!!!!
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:03 PM
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Pushing coolant out of the reservoir shouldn't be coming from a head gasket problem.
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:11 PM
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sounds like a hole in teh cylinder wall and teh pressure is pushing it back to teh resivior
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:57 PM
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i thought that it might a hole in the cylinder wall but when i turn down my chip and watch the boost pressure it doesn't push coolant out. so i'm pretty much dead sure that is what it is. i'm just wondering about head gaskets and head studs. what are good ones (gaskets/head studs), do i need to get new head studs? the guys that have their trucks pretty pump up, did any of you change head studs or gaskets? help please - vendors=any deals???
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:26 PM
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I recomend Cometic gaskets. They have held up really well in my truck at up to 51 psi and I know another guy that has hit 65 psi with no problems. I would say go with a set of H-11 headstuds if you can afford it right now. It will be easier to do it now than latter.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:31 PM
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with only aorund 27 psi u should be fine with stock head bolts and not have to waste the money on head studs. i was pushin around 40 psi outta my truck with a stock turbo and stock head bolts and felpro gaskets. tho i did blow one of them when i put my HE turbo on there. but im pushin 30 psi with it. i put head studs in my motor wheni blew it the first time just to be on the safe side in case i decided to inject er or put a lil beefier injector in. but with stock turbo and only 27-35 psi of boost u should be fine. 7.3 head gaskets r not as apt to blowing as the 6.0, id think because the 7.3 has 2 more bolts on each cylinder than the 6.0.
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:36 PM
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right w/ ya on the two more bolts a cylinder. i think that i'm going to break down and buy a set of arp head studs. might as well get it done now and have it done than have to tear the motor out and do it again. son of a .....
thanks for the help guys!!
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:55 AM
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right w/ ya on the two more bolts a cylinder. i think that i'm going to break down and buy a set of arp head studs. might as well get it done now and have it done than have to tear the motor out and do it again. son of a .....
thanks for the help guys!!
lol. done been there and done that. i ve already had my motor out not once not twice but for the third time. but unless u r plannin on more mods then u shouldnt need head studs. esspecially since theyre about 700 bux a set. trust me i know. and torque them all down will kill a good man. u have to tighten them and loosen them back up 3 times to seat them. and the final torque is 125 ft lbs. and theres 18 studs per side.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:31 PM
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ya but plan on putting diff injectors and turbo in the truck after a while. so hopefully will have arp's to my house and in my truck in a little while.
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