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Headgaskets went out!
So about 8,000 miles ago I had a dealership back where I used to live install new headgaskets and ARP studs. Truck was running great until about a few weeks ago, when I noticed my coolant had been puking every once in awhile. Was only using my Tow tune and it still puked. I had to get it looked at so I brought it in to the dealership down here in Sarasota and they started doing some research and tearing down the truck. After about a week of having it they called me to say the headgaskets had gone out. When they pressure tested the coolant system they said on full throttle it would build up to almost 30psi. Come to find out the reason they said they failed with the ARP studs is that the last dealership didnt clean the heads off very well and still had the original ford gaskets silicone all over. I sent pictures to my old dealership and I have insisted that they pay for this since they screwed up. Now I need another set of gaskets. The heads have a few hot spots where the coolant was seeping out in places. I'm furious that someone didnt take the time to do this correctly. What should I make sure this dealership does while the engine is apart again? I'm definitely going to check things before he puts it back together, and probably have the heads sent off to be checked. Here are just a few picks of what the heads looked like. What do you guys think? thanks
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2006 F-250. 5" lift, ICON 2.0 shocks, 315/70/17 Goodyear Duratracs, 17" Weld Wheels, MagHytec cover, 4" Banks Exhaust, AFE Stage 2, Banks High Ram intake, 6000K HID headlights and fog lights, Recon lights,Fumoto Oil Drain , SCT tuned (IDP, Gearhead, Quicktricks), Edge CTS Insight,ARP studs,EGR delete, Powermax turbo w MTW billet wheel, NUC Oil Bypass filter and Dieselsite Coolant Filter,Ford Upgraded Fuel Spring