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Old 04-02-2012, 10:55 AM
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Attention everyone with blown head gaskets from programmer!!!

Well I'm trying to put something to gether with chips and tuning and was wondering, all of you that have blown your heads with a programmer, what throttle position was your pedal at roughly and what were you towing and what programmer were you using and how much power was it putting out???? thanks!!!
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Well I'm trying to put something to gether with chips and tuning and was wondering, all of you that have blown your heads with a programmer, what throttle position was your pedal at roughly and what were you towing and what programmer were you using and how much power was it putting out???? thanks!!!
Programmers don't blow headgaskets.... They incresea cylinder pressure depending on the tne, sure but from what I've gathered, headgaskets are blown by neglecting your emissions system. Oil cooler clogs, egr is starved and flash boils, coolant into exhaust, too much pressure and heat causes heads to lift = head gasket failure.

Besides, not all tuners adjust the same perameters to increase power levels anyway so comparisons are moot.
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I know but I thought tuners are what caused head gasket failures??? and I'm looking to get a programmer and was wondering how people have blown there head gaskets and what they were doing and running and towing when it all happened...
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I know but I thought tuners are what caused head gasket failures??? and I'm looking to get a programmer and was wondering how people have blown there head gaskets and what they were doing and running and towing when it all happened...
clogged oil coolers and ruptured EGRs are what case HG failures, not tuners. That's why so many stock trucks are blowing HG.
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Head Gaskets are blown by either overheating or excessive cylinder pressure.
Overheating will burn the sealer on the gaskets and they will eventually fail.
Excessive cylinder pressure Will Lift stock bolts and push through the gaskets.
If the pressure is enough it will push through the sealer even with studs and burn the sealer.
It may not Puke the first time it does but the damage is done.
Anything that will Increase cylinder pressure will increase the chance of Failure.
The 6.0 just Doesn't have enough bolts around the Holes
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:16 PM
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So y'all are telling me that if i chip my truck my heads won't blow??? and also u said excessive cylinder pressure so tuners will do it, right???
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Mine went south just shy of a 100,000 mile stock with a max delta of 10-12
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nevermind, this thread is off to a strong start I see
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It's not the chip or the tune.
It's how they effect Cylinder pressure, and that depends on what was modified in the tune.
I Reputable tuner will know the limits of the vehicle they are writing the tune for.
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oh i wasn't looking to go the act route but whatever, that has to do with my question, like my dads buddy blew his head when he had his edge on level 3 going up a hill with a trailer, but whatever, i feel like nobody is understanding this so ill give up on this info gathering session...
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