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Old 11-26-2012, 03:22 PM
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should i resurface my heads?

I'm having studs installed under warranty and my gaskets are not blown, never ran hot but egr cooler is leaking 2 qts every 5k. Should I have my heads surfaced? Tech said no but if I'm in there why not? I know they can be surfaced without harm so why would he say not to surface them thanks
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:52 PM
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GAWD YES!!!!! It would be REAL stupid not to IMO. If the guy that was working on my truck said that I'd be looking for another mechanic that wasn't too inexperienced or lazy to do the best possible job.

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he cant look for a new mechanic lol it is being done under warranty
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I would definitely deck the heads while you are in there. You never know!
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The heads can be examined to determine if they need decked. This can easily be done with a straight edge and a feeler gauge. I wouldn't deck them just to take metal off, but I would have them checked as a process of elimination.

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The heads can be examined to determine if they need decked. This can easily be done with a straight edge and a feeler gauge. I wouldn't deck them just to take metal off, but I would have them checked as a process of elimination.

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From what I have read, that process is not good enough for these 6.0 heads. They need to be as true as humanly possible and decking them even a few thousandths just seems logical to avoid having to do gaskets again. It may not matter as much with OEM gaskets, but why take the chance?
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Not to be a dick, but if you know this, then what was the purpose of this thread? I mean, why ask a question if you know the answer?

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he cant look for a new mechanic lol it is being done under warranty
Yah, and as soon as I drove away from that repair shop that would be the last time they saw my truck.


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From what I have read, that process is not good enough for these 6.0 heads. They need to be as true as humanly possible and decking them even a few thousandths just seems logical to avoid having to do gaskets again. It may not matter as much with OEM gaskets, but why take the chance?
Most guys I know that are replacing their heads with new OEM still send them out to be decked before they slide them over studs.

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Old 11-27-2012, 03:22 AM
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@karls Well seeing they are not blown was seeing everyone's opinion on decking. The guy does a couple hg trucks a week
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