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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Newellton, LA
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Why are you sure that the HG's are blown? What happened?
The 6.0l heads are known to crack at the valve seats. Some are very very shallow and nothing to worry about (by what Ford and International say). However when they crack all the way to the water jacket the are pretty much done. Also you can look at you old HG's and you will be able to tell where they where blown at, it's pretty obvious. If you can't see where they are blown at then your heads are done.
Most of our HG's get lifted off of the motor by excess cylinder PSI, when this happens your HG's blow. What I am trying to say is that the heads lift off of the block and that is what blows the HG's.
I know people that run reman heads with no problems. Make sure you stud it when you do it so you don't blow the HG's.
Just FYI my studs and HG's where done at around 196k miles and they had no cracks in them. Not all of them crack, most do.
2012 F250 Lariat CCSB FX4, Gooseneck and 5th wheel prep package, H&S Minimaxx, 5" AFE SS straight pipe, EGR delete with factory EGT sensor, 35" Toyo MT's on stock rims, and Bilstein 5160 shocks.