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Old 10-31-2011, 06:17 PM
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Specialty tools for DIY head gaskets

ALright, I have a blown head gasket, I cannot afford the 2k in labor to have someone put the studs and gaskets that I ordered from FCDP.

My question is, what specialty tools do I need to do this job myself?
Also, is there a special way to assemble the rocker arms?
Am I stupid for trying this?

I am very mechanically inclined, but am damn nervous about attempting this, I have read Lumbergs thread and I think that there was another

I plan on taking a week off of work when I attempt this, unless I fall into the cash needed for the labor.

CAN THIS BE DONE WITH BASIC TOOLS?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:36 AM
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Yes it can be done with basic tools. Dont stress it just keep track of everything. As far as rockers i laid them on a box the same way i took them off and just reversed the order when i put them back on.

Its a pretty straight forward job. Good Luck!
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:33 AM
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OK, what about the specialty tools?
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:36 AM
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Micrometer torque wrench for injectors and a torque wrench that will goto 210 ftlbs for the head studs. Besides that its all basic.
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Well, that makes me feel better about doing the job....Grr why does this sh!t have to be soo expensive
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Goto a Oreillys or NAPA you should be able to rent both tools. As long as you follow procedure you will be fine. If you need any of the ford procedure guides let me know, were here to help.

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Well, that makes me feel better about doing the job....Grr why does this sh!t have to be soo expensive
super duties are expensive to own. Its amazing how many people don't want to acknowledge this fact
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In the middle of doing mine. It really isnt bad at all to do. Just is a lot of stuff to take off to get the the motor. The heads are heavy as hell tho.
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Before you tackle this job clean off your bench and put rags down for everything. Or if you have a 2 car garage get a 4x8 sheet of plywood and some sawhorses.
When your tackling this kind of job SPACE and neatness will help you keep track of everything.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:14 PM
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Goto a Oreillys or NAPA you should be able to rent both tools. As long as you follow procedure you will be fine. If you need any of the ford procedure guides let me know, were here to help.

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What tools do you speak of?

I would be interested in ANYTHING that you could give me to help in this process
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