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Old 06-26-2010, 07:11 PM
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Getting ready for head studs. What else do I need?

Just starting to gather the stuff I need to do the head studs. I am losing a little coolant somewhere other than the degas bottle, so it must be time for studs (168k so far on original stock stuff).

I just need to know what other orings, gaskets, misc crap I would need.

So far I have:

1. Built a garage to do this in.
2. Oil cooler kit
3. Coolant filter ready to go in
4. EGR delete already done.

Things I plan on purchasing before I start:

1. ARP head studs
2. VR head gaskets
3. STC fitting
4. HPOP screen
5. Injector orings
6. Bendpak XPR-10acx
7. Glow plugs

What else should I do while I am in there? I am in no hurry to do this and I don't have to drive it , even though I love driving it. The 2 post lift is next on my big purchase list, followed by the truck parts.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:58 AM
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WOW! 50 views and nobody who has done head studs wants to chime in.... Guess I will figure it out as I go.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:37 AM
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it sounds like you have a good list already.

I had my studs done by a shop so I cant tell you what little odds and ends came up.

Good luck though! Maybe someone else can chime in.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:51 AM
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MKMcustoms.com has kit you can buy called the "6.0 Complete Solution". Check out what they have in their kit. It might help you.

Hope that helps!
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:38 AM
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Thanks... I already have the egr delete. Bought the ford oil cooler kit. The intake gaskets are reusable, but I might as well pick up a set as well as the exhaust manifold gaskets (I only have one on the driver's side when I removed the exh manifold to drill for the egt probe-weird that they don't come with them from the factory). Just did the turbo oil drain line when i did the egr delete. Also picked up some ARPs today on EBay for around $365 shipped.
So I guess on my list are:

head gaskets but not too sure if I have the 18 or 20mm dowel pins.
Updated STC fitting
Intake and Exhaust gaskets
HPOP screen
Injector orings
glow plugs
the 2 post lift to raise the cab.

I'm almost there.... Hell, it may not even need head gaskets. Could be just the oil cooler clogged. But I am going to tear into it once and hopefully do all the upgrades at once.
Oh and I am going to install the new garrett gt3788va. was also thinking about some 155 or 190 injectors...but not sure.
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yeah you have a good list already. pretty much what i did. still need/want to grab a coolant filter.
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Didnt see this, well check these as well.

Check your LPOP
Check your Water Pump
HPOP if you have high mileage
Check your heads if they need to be decked

Make sure you follow What ARP torque specs are torque them 3 times dont make short cuts your your just gonna have HG's issue again.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:06 AM
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for the dowel pins.

2003-2005 trucks use 18mm dowels

2006 Job1 (trucks built on or before 01/11/2006) use 18mm dowels

2006 Job2 ( trucks built after January 12th) use 20mm dowels

2007 trucks use 20mm dowels
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...The intake gaskets are reusable, but I might as well pick up a set as well as the exhaust manifold gaskets (I only have one on the driver's side when I removed the exh manifold to drill for the egt probe-weird that they don't come with them from the factory)...
As far as I know exhaust manifolds need good manifold-to-head contact, as they are cooled via the engine cooling system along with the heads/engine block to keep them from warping. They are usually machined perfectly flat so as to not warrant the use of a gasket I thought using a gasket could actually cause them to warp, since the manifolds cannot transfer heat back into the heads...
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As far as I know exhaust manifolds need good manifold-to-head contact, as they are cooled via the engine cooling system along with the heads/engine block to keep them from warping. They are usually machined perfectly flat so as to not warrant the use of a gasket I thought using a gasket could actually cause them to warp, since the manifolds cannot transfer heat back into the heads...
Did not know that.... I have been running with one on there for quite some time now. Hope nothing is warped? Anbody else have any experience with this?
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