Head gaskets/studs to be done. What else? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 08-26-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Schenectady, NY
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Head gaskets/studs to be done. What else?

2004 6.0 powerstroke 178,000 miles.

So I just did the EGR delete/oil cooler change. I believe that my head gaskets are gone too. I will be sending the cab in the air sometime this fall and wanted a list of things that you guys would do while I have the cab in the air?

Also I found (from a post) Clearwater cylinder heads - Thinking about buying two new heads from them so I don't have down time and anxiety from my old heads being bad.

So far I just have ARP studs on my list

What gaskets are best?

What else would you change while you were in there with that many miles?

Have you heard anything about Clearwater heads?

Thanks guys,

Joel

Sent from my Autoguide iPad app

04 F250 Lariat CC SB 4x4,
Insight with EGR Sensor
ARP Studs with OEM head gaskets
Blue spring mod
6.4 Banjo Bolts
High Idle Mod
EGR deleted
Seatbelt Chime Deleted
Intrnlstorm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 08-27-2011, 02:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
smokersteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: California
Posts: 4,337
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Stick with OEM gaskets.

$398 arp's from browns diesel. so far that is the cheapest that I know of.

Coolant flush.

Clean your turbo. should help it re-gain some faster spool-up.

Change your powersteering fluid.

Clean out your intake manifold from all of the egr build up.

13Q Trans Fluid Flush
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

FICM Testing Videos
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
smokersteve is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 09-04-2011, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Schenectady, NY
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ok so with some research I come to terms that this is gonna be expensive.

Remanufactured heads - $900
Arp studs - $400
Oem head gaskets - $150 (friend price)
Water pump - gotta get a price still
glow plugs - gotta get a price still
Timing chain - gotta get a price still
coolant

Maybe another oil cooler? Just did it and a full flush. Restore and vc-9. Still seeing 192ect and 198eot on straights at 60 mph. 192ect and 202eot on highway at 75mph. Maybe just a reverse flush will fix it. Love the truck just hate feeling that it can die at any moment and want to drive it and enjoy it.

Anything else guys?

Joel

Sent from my Autoguide iPad app

04 F250 Lariat CC SB 4x4,
Insight with EGR Sensor
ARP Studs with OEM head gaskets
Blue spring mod
6.4 Banjo Bolts
High Idle Mod
EGR deleted
Seatbelt Chime Deleted
Intrnlstorm is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 09-04-2011, 09:51 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
smokersteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: California
Posts: 4,337
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Intrnlstorm View Post


Water pump - gotta get a price still
glow plugs - gotta get a price still
Timing chain - gotta get a price still
Why? are these bad???


Maybe another oil cooler? Just did it and a full flush. Restore and vc-9. Still seeing 192ect and 198eot on straights at 60 mph. 192ect and 202eot on highway at 75mph. Those temps are still good. no need for more flushing.Maybe just a reverse flush will fix it. Love the truck just hate feeling that it can die at any moment and want to drive it and enjoy it.
comments^^^^

13Q Trans Fluid Flush
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

FICM Testing Videos
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
smokersteve is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome