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Should I even consider a studded 6.0 with BO gaskets?

I have a pending sale on my truck and thinking about heading down south to look at some trucks.

I found this truck, it has some basic mods done to it but it has the BO head gaskets....should I run or would I be ok. I dont want to drive 12 hours to look at a truck that will pop another gasket.

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Honestly without knowing anything more about the truck such as deltas and mileage and how he drives it I would say hold out for something better. You will end up doing those head gaskets again but the good thing is that as long as the head studs weren't over torqued they can be reused. The down side is that since it's already had the heads off once there's a good possibility they have been decked already and that wouldn't leave much if any room for machining this time around without a FULL VALVE JOB.

Do yourself a favor and hold out til you find one that's been done right or one that hasn't been touched that you can do the right way and be comfortable knowing it will last.

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I hear you. If it was closer to me Id feel more comfortable about going to look at it and then leaving it if I didnt like it...but not for a 12 hour drive...even if I did make a mini vaca out of it lol

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I would say let it go and find a truck done correctly

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Do not buy a truck with BO gaskets.. they will last you about 8-10k miles and you will be pulling the cab to replace them with OEM gaskets.. I would look hard at a stock or lightly modded without BO gasket truck.

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I would say let it go and find a truck done correctly
but I love that price! and its White! and it looks cool lol O well...Ill keep looking. why do these ppl have to put those crap gaskets on their trucks

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Do not buy a truck with BO gaskets.. they will last you about 8-10k miles and you will be pulling the cab to replace them with OEM gaskets.. I would look hard at a stock or lightly modded without BO gasket truck.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PULL THE CAB TO DO THE HEAD GASKETS AND STUDS!!!

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YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PULL THE CAB TO DO THE HEAD GASKETS AND STUDS!!!
yeah and Adrian did each stud one at a time....HOW DARE HE lol

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but I love that price! and its White! and it looks cool lol O well...Ill keep looking. why do these ppl have to put those crap gaskets on their trucks

I actually feel bad for them... it seems like at the time they were doing the BEST thing it there. (Imagine you were new and everyone told you to do it. Then next year you find out your sitting on a time bomb)

I would want to sell that truck too before it grenaded!

They put so much time and money into it only to find out that BO sucks!!!


Also, I will be doing my HG with the cab on... Bryan, wanna help?




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