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Old 06-22-2007, 03:10 PM
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6.0L gettin warranty head gaskets

I guess my head gaskets blew with the head bolts stretching and all, took my truck in for warranty..
Wondering if anyone with the new warranty supplied head bolts that "don't stretch" have had more head gasket problems should i get rid of the truck... don't want to, like it alot... 58,000 Miles on it
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:19 PM
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From what I've heard, the dealers put the same OEM studs in as the ones they take out.

Folks around here bite the financial bullet and pay for aftermarket studs by ARP and have the dealer put them in in place of the OEM studs. You can get them from several vendors on this site such as DJ's and DPP. I think they run about $500.00.

Good luck
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:37 PM
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I would hope that if a factory had a problem with a part and had to replace free of profit that the part would be replaced or redisigned last a little longer
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i dont think that is the case though, its worth it to go with the arp headstuds imo
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I'm no expert, so maybe someone who knows more will chime in, but it seems that Ford has a crappy reputation with these studs, but has decided to be stubborn and dig their heels in about not officially admitting it.

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Old 06-22-2007, 05:04 PM
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My 04 is going under the knife Tuesday. I asked if I provided the ARP studs would they install them instead and they said no. They said Ford wouldn't let them and that they were forced to use the updated kit that Ford provides or I would have to pay the entire bill. They claimed that of all the new kits they have installed they have never had one come back and they have installed many. This is a big dealer that only services Ford Trucks. They also said that the head bolts are updated from earlier one's. My thoughts are this, should it pop again Ford will be picking up the tab again
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:39 PM
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Yeah that's what they told me too. I was just trying to see if anyone that has had the new kit installed was still driving after another 40,000 miles with no new head gaskets
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:44 PM
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and i don't know who will be picking up the next tab but it won't be me
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:45 PM
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That dealer is filling you full of BS! Its completely up to them and they just don't want to accomodate you. Tell them you'll take it to another dealer and then they'll loose out on the 15 hours of ford warranty labor $$$.. Ford doesn't have to know about the studs and they know it. How do you think I got mine installed? A lot of guys on here have had them installed under warranty. The dealer still gets the new head bolts from ford, they just use your ARP kit instead, it should make no difference to them... If they want to keep a customer they'll do it, and if not.. Go some place else. Just my $.02.
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and if you have them blow out outside your 5yr, 100k warranty do you really think they'll cover it again?
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