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post #1 of 16 Old 05-11-2012, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Question replacing head gaskets

does anyone know how hard it is to do arp studs and black onyx headgaskets yourself?
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If you have a way to lift the cab it shouldn't be too hard. You also should get your heads checked for cracks, flatness and hardened seats
It's possible without lifting the cab but very tedious. Don't mind me asking why you running onyx head gaskets?

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Dont use BO gaskets. Just got a call from my Brother in law today and his BO gaskets just failed on him.


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If you do not want to do this ALL over again in a year or two you will want to use OEM Head Gaskets!

BO is getting a bad rep because too many guys are redoing theres


Please read this Poll I set up and peoples answers Before making your final decision... Also, If you already bought BO gaskets and feel bad for throwing them away... DON"T be.. would you rather spend an extra $300 on OEM now or have to REDO your heads and gaskets a year from now ($2-4k)


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If you do not want to do this ALL over again in a year or two you will want to use OEM Head Gaskets!

BO is getting a bad rep because too many guys are redoing theres


Please read this Poll I set up and peoples answers Before making your final decision... Also, If you already bought BO gaskets and feel bad for throwing them away... DON"T be.. would you rather spend an extra $300 on OEM now or have to REDO your heads and gaskets a year from now ($2-4k)


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I agree... Its not worth the chance, Use OEM and have your heads check out before re-installing them.

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BO gaskets Stink!

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If you have a way to lift the cab it shouldn't be too hard. You also should get your heads checked for cracks, flatness and hardened seats
It's possible without lifting the cab but very tedious. Don't mind me asking why you running onyx head gaskets?
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If you do not want to do this ALL over again in a year or two you will want to use OEM Head Gaskets!

BO is getting a bad rep because too many guys are redoing theres


Please read this Poll I set up and peoples answers Before making your final decision... Also, If you already bought BO gaskets and feel bad for throwing them away... DON"T be.. would you rather spend an extra $300 on OEM now or have to REDO your heads and gaskets a year from now ($2-4k)


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no i dont have a lift unfortunitly I'm thinking it should say right on the 6.0 powerstrokes sticker DO NOT BUY UNLESS YOUR OWN A LIFT AND ARE A MECHANIC i'm glad i asked though before i went out and got a set of BO's
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I've been using b/o head gaskets for a long while and we have good luck 35 ford construction trucks, factory is just as good, material wise.

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I've been using b/o head gaskets for a long while and we have good luck 35 ford construction trucks, factory is just as good, material wise.

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This is the exact reason why I set up that thread that was posted above


Im sure B/O is "fine" but I DO NOT want to play that game with my 6oh... Stick with what works for sire and be safe rather then worry about it every day!




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I'm in the middle of doing this myself, but both heads were cracked. Get the heads magnafluxed. I have a extra set of oem gaskets due to buying the head kit and a bullet proof kit. But its not too bad its just hard on the back. If you have a basic set of tools you will be fine. Buy a high pressure oil rail tool though it will make it easyer. I may also have a set of oil stan pipes if you have a 05 or newer. I believe is what they are for. Pm me for help I will tell you what my problems were. Best of luck to you!!!
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