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ARP Studs, who did them? You? Dealer?
I just purchased a bada$$ 05 F250 6.0L. I posted some other thoughts in the intro section already.
I definitely want to do the ARP head stud conversion. My motor runs great (61k miles), and has a 48k mile/4 yr warranty. But I like the piece of mind from having a solid foundation.
I am a Yamaha Outboard tech for 8 yrs, and have been wrenching for 12 yrs. Built a couple Stangs (sub 11 sec cars), two stunt bikes, couple Banshees.
Is this something I can do in my driveway? Or should I bring it to a shop? What does someone charge for this job? I see that most pull the cab to access the motor easier.
My warranty is aftermarket (ASE certified shops can do work, or Ford dealer). Good friend of mine owns a shop- should I have him do the work and submit a claim for the labor?
I have done full engine rebuilds on plenty of 2 strokes, and a half a dozen DOHC V6 four stroke outboards. But none of them are close to a powerstroke. I dont want to start something in my driveway that cant be finished.