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Old 11-08-2011, 11:23 PM
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Studding heads experiment

I tried a experiment on my truck. I bought a 2004 F250 with 110000 miles on it and have done all the upgrades I've read about. EGR delete,FICM upgrade, fuel regulator upgrade(stiffer spring),better banjo bolts(no check valve),EGT gauges,SCT tuner,and it had 4" exhaust on it.I decided to stud the heads since I was running tuner on street tune and whated to upgrade to custom tune (srl extreme).I don't have lift so I decided to due cab on installation,I also was going to due the head gaskets and check heads if job was going to but to hard to access.Well the job was easy to access the head bolts so I decided to go one for one,and have not had any problems since the installation.I have been running the extreme tune,and running the truck hard.It's been over 3000 miles and still going strong.I'll keep everyone posted if I do blow head gasket or develope anyother problem related to swap.I'm going to dyno truck soon,and post numbersHave pics of the job if anyone is interested.

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Old 11-09-2011, 03:26 AM
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Post up the pics for sure!!! A lot of folks wonder if this can be done one at a time.
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Post up the pics for sure!!! A lot of folks wonder if this can be done one at a time.
X2! A step by step with pictures would be sweet
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:31 AM
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X3!!! Pics area a must! How did you get the back bolt on the drivers side head out and stud in?
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:24 AM
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I have been wondering if this would work. Keep us up to date so it can help me make up my mine also.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:43 AM
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Interested to see how it holds up, But I've heard stories of head gaskets blowing shortly after people have tried this. Probably wouldn't happen to every truck, but I would be a little nervous doing this to my own truck.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:56 AM
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I think the biggest thing is, if doing it this way, you can't check if your heads are flat or cracked. So if you look at it like that, a little work, incase your heads are fine, it should be fine. If they are warped, they are going to blow whether or not if the heads aren't decked.
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tagged wanna know about the headbolt on the drivers side also
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To get to the back bolt you can disconect the engine/tranny mounts and remove the rad fan. Then slide it all forward! Makes it really easy...


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dont do that ( I dont even think the oil pan would let you)
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