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post #1 of 5 Old 09-24-2010, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Dealer doing my head gaskets

My dealer is hopefully going to be putting in new gaskets and studs under warranty for me. I was just wondering if OEM gaskets were good enough or should I buy some after market ones and have those put in? O yeah and which brand gaskets? Im in Dallas/Fort Worth and would like to get them locally if possible just in case I dont have time for shipping. Thanks
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Everything I've read the OEM gaskets are fine. It's the studs you want to swap out with some ARPs.

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im running arp's and oem gaskets and got 15,000 miles on them thats while running extreme race so you should be just fine and the dealership did my install also

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If they can or if your willing to spend a little money, have the heads sent to a machine shop to check for flatness, magnafluxed for cracks, and pressure tested. It would suck to get the truck back, only to find out 6 months down the road, that the gaskets went again due to warped heads or cracks.

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Yeah I will definately try to get my heads to a machine shop. It sucks because Im a machinist in a large machine shop but its a no go on bringing your own stuff in. Thanks for the advice.
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