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Old 02-11-2011, 07:07 PM
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ok guys, im bout to put money into my truck but my ECT and EOT have been running alot different and im puking alittle coolant around the degas cap. but i am kinda worried. im bout to do arp studs and black onyx gaskets, egr delete, and a new oil cooler or spend the extra money and do an external oil cooler. should i be worried about extra problem internally cause of the problems im already going on or will every thing be ok once i put in the new parts?
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:14 PM
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If you're about to drop the studs and such in the next few weeks, I'd say you're ok at the moment. With the external oil cooler, which is on my list of mods the first chance I have the money for it. Do it if you can... You remove the interaction of the Oil/Coolant heat exchanger. You can't contaminate your coolant with oil, your oil with coolant, and have a oil cooler to clog up in the first place.

I would recommend you flush and change coolants while your in there. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:17 PM
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I would use oem gaskets and If u use an OEM oil cooler I would do a coolant filter
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i might do an external oil cooler but can you run that with an egr delete?
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:27 PM
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no problem
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You should definitely take advantage of this oportunity to change the coolant over to Cat EC-1 rated ELC coolant and regardless of what the shop doing the work says take the head to a machine shop and have them checked and trued. It is money well spent if you blew the head gaskets. As lousy as these heads are finished it is even money well spent on new heads right out of the box too. Most of the deck surfaces are not true and Ford's procedure and spec for checking deck straightness leaves a lot to be desired.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:24 AM
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if i were to get new heads where would be the best place to get them from? and which would be the best ones to get?
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:42 AM
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local if possible but We don't know where you are ?
plenty of good shops to check ,deck , install hardened seats etc
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:25 AM
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ok well im in Mooresville NC its close to charlotte. any ideas where i can get new heads or should i try and get the oem ones trued
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I wouldn't get new heads if I didn't have to. Have them reworked at a good machine shop. As mentioned hardened seats would be a good idea while you're at it. These heads are known to crack around the valve seats. Can't help with machine shops in your area, maybe someone else can chime in. I know Rudy's is in NC but I'm not sure how close.
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