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post #1 of 11 Old 06-30-2011, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Got lucky with engine warranty, but have a question for you knowledgeable guys!

Hey guys/gals,

My engine warranty expires in July so I braught the truck in to get a small oil leak checked out incase it was covered under warranty. It is, and I am lucky because it involves having the engine removed to fix it.

Question is I asked that as long as engine is out would they consider putting in new head gaskets and studs. They said they would for about $600 labor. As of now truck only has 33,000 miles and no gasket issues and about a 6-8 degree split in EOC/ECT.

Sounds worth it to me! Thaughts?

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Man thats a tough call.. If the engine is out anyways, now might be the time to do it. The labor to do it later is prob about $2000.
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Not a tough call at all. Do it now.
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DO IT!! No question in my mind.


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DO IT! My local shops want over $5k to do it "cab off"!

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Go for it.600.00 now is a lot better than 2-3000K down the road.Have the egr deleted too while your at it.

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Done guys, I gonna get it all done. I asked if that included making sure the heads are true, and tech said yes. I heard Ford gaskets are just as good as anything else, anyone disagree? Anything else I need to make sure gets done on this job?

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Have the heads verified for flatness by an independent shop. Oh and the stock gaskets hold up well when the heads are true.

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Yup, use the stock head gaskets. Take the heads to a machine shop, don't rely on the Ford procedure.
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I wish my dealer would cut me a deal like that BRAVO!!!
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