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well boys at just shy of 85000mi i think my headgaskets took a crap
the last 2 weeks ive had to add coolant and noticed signs of puking, i already have the egr delete so the egr cooler is out of the question, today i went and got a new surge tank cap, filled coolant to the min line and went for a nice little drive, beating the crap out of her the entire time, came back coolant was puked all over, the funny thing is it never got over 192-196 degrees and oil temps never exceeded 8 degrees difference. most head gasket issues ive seen on cummins engines at work always overheat if compression is getting in the cooling system. anyways im going to do the head gaskets myself with the cab on, if anyone has some good tips please let me know, i plan on using arp studs, black onyx gaskets (if worth it), like to do the stc fitting fix, and possibly and oil cooler (although it dont think it need to be changed) i want to find somewhere with a kit with all the gaskets and o rings i will be needing. also wondering how big of a pita it is to remove the hvac box from the chassis and if you can get the condensor off with it without draining the refrigerant? any help will be appreciated. thanks
2006 F-250 6.0L CCSB Lariat 4x4, ARP studs, SCT tunes by innovative diesel, Silverline 4" turbo back exhaust no cat no muffler! Upfitter switches w/high idle mod, Edge Insight monitor w/EGT probe, autometer fuel psi gauge, Zoodad mod with billet plate. Ford Updated fuel psi spring and banjos, RCD egr delete, Ford updated oil cooler and stc fitting, dieselsite cac boots and coolant filter.
1984 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo Diesel, cold air intake.
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