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Old 04-29-2012, 05:35 PM
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Unhappy Truck is going to Ford tomorrow for studs.

Well I noticed the inevitible coolant leak and was eventually going to take it in for studs but was holding off until I arranged other transportation. This week the truck has developed the hot start issue and is on the verge of leaving me stranded. I've decided to take it in tomorrow and drop it off for the studs and other issues. It will take forever (3-4 weeks) and I am already depressed.

The reason I take it in for this is because its free for one, and two, I trust this dealership. On my last 6.0 stud job they did heads, BRAND NEW oil cooler, replaced all the EGR system (obsolete in my case), and they actually put the studs in and torque them to spec. They ALSO allow me to bring them ANY parts to be installed at no extra charge as long as it is replacing a part that requires no out of the ordinary installation procedure.

I plan to completely bullet proof the rig once it is out with all new parts. EGR delete, coolant filter, etc.

Anyways, I will keep everyone updated with stories and pics!
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make sure they machine the heads!!
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make sure they machine the heads!!
If the heads are out of spec at all, the book calls for complete replacement.
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They can be machined. we do it all the time. depending on how bad they are out of spec.
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They can be machined. we do it all the time. depending on how bad they are out of spec.
Hmm. Maybe things are different up there but I've never heard of the dealer sending heads to a machine shop. I know at this particular dealer they just replace them if there are any issues.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:55 PM
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Hmm. Maybe things are different up there but I've never heard of the dealer sending heads to a machine shop. I know at this particular dealer they just replace them if there are any issues.
same here, when I do mine if they are out of spec or cracked I'm just going to put new heads on it and be done with it.
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Sounds like you were having an issue with the STC fitting for hot start issue. Its nice to have a mod friendly dealer, hopefully they fix her all up for ya soon.
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Hmm. Maybe things are different up there but I've never heard of the dealer sending heads to a machine shop. I know at this particular dealer they just replace them if there are any issues.
You will have to personally pick up the heads or have them sent to a machine shop. ford doesn't have the capability to machine them so they just charge you $1300 a piece for new ones. i got mine machined for $160. A little extra work could save you $2400. Get them machined anyway. Thats one of the biggest mistakes people make. if 6.0 heads arnt PERFECT they will blow HG even with studs. Just my opinion.
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why would you not try and machine the heads first? i can see if theyre cracked or warped like a u turn but unless they wouldnt i would at least check it out, if your gona get new heads you might look into the rudys diesel, they can port the heads and put new springs and such in
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Sounds like you were having an issue with the STC fitting for hot start issue. Its nice to have a mod friendly dealer, hopefully they fix her all up for ya soon.
Probably not as an '07 doesn't have an STC fitting. Dummy plugs, standpipes, or injector oil o-rings are possibilities, however.
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