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ARP Head Studs without removing heads?
I am getting ready to have an EGR delete done along with a new oil cooler, new stand pipes, SCT fitting, dummy plugs, etc. I am thinking that while they have it I should get ARP head studs installed as well.
My 05 had the factory head studs replaced about 20k miles ago (at about 82,000 miles at the time) under the powertrain warranty.
Two highly reccomended, reputable shops have told me that if my head gaskets are still good (not sure how they test for that) that they can install ARP head studs one at a time without removing the heads.
Has anyone had any experience with and installation like that? I am somewhat unsure of what type of warranty I should expect or ask for, or if there is a way they can test once they are installed to make sure I won't get a leak quickly.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.