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My rebuild thread
I figured I would post up a thread to track my build/rebuild progress and so I can get advice and input along the way.
My truck is a late '04 with 160k on it with stock head bolts and gaskets with egr still in tact. My degas bottle gas been puking a little bit lately ever since I tuned my truck and smoking quite a bit on cold start. Did the pressure test for my heads/degas bottle, spiked around 17-18 psi. Bad headgaskets, or at least an excuse to do them.
First off my truck is completely stock, other than 5" exhaust, coolant filter, cts monitor, and looney fuel tuning.
Started compiling parts and a list of updated parts to order from Ford. So far the parts I have are cts, sct, egr delete, exhaust, coolant filter, and 5 gal of elc coolant.
The parts I am planning on ordering are as follows ( if anyone else needs part numbers I will post them up for you ):
Injector o rings
ARP head studs
Fuel pressure spring
Updated turbo drain line
Updated turbo feed line
New glow plug harness left and right (leaking)
New oil cooler
OEM head gaskets
Turbo mounting hardware
Riffraff intercooler boots
Intake manifold gaskets
Exhaust manifold gaskets
I know there's probably some parts I'm missing.
Depending on funds I may try to get a set of 155s or 175s from Jesse. Not too sure about all that yet, just wanna get her goin first.
Are there any tools that will make it easier? I plan on doing this in my garage with the cab on.
How much should I budget to get my head checked/decked?
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2004 6.0L F-250 XLT - ECSB
1995 7.3L 5-Speed F-350 XL Dump
Last edited by Korx; 11-27-2012 at 04:07 PM.