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Research for Build (Head Studs)

I have done a lot or reading and I am saving up the funds to do a head stud job due to my oil cooler taking a dump. She has 180K miles and has the HPOP STC upgrade already. I plan on taking the front bumper, grill, etc. off.

Below is a list of the must do / must have parts. Please chime in if I am missing anything, especially any gaskets!

Turbo Drain Tube
Turbo Seal Kit
Intake Gaskets
EGR Delete
Oil Cooler
HPOP Extreme Duty Stainless Steel Screen
ARP Head Studs
ARP Ultra-Torque Assembly Lubricant
OEM Head Gaskets
Updated Stand Pipes and Dummy Plugs
Machine Heads w/ Coolant Recirculation?
175/stock cc Injectors
Injector O-Ring Kit
Rocker Box Gaskets
Exhaust Manifold Gaskets
Coolant Thermastat
Stant Cap Coolant Bottle
Main Drive Belt
Secondary Drive Belt
IPR High Flow Coolant Filter w/Coolant Manifold
Oil and Oil Filter
CAT Rated EC-1 ELC Coolant
VC9 (or Fleetgaurd Restore)


I am concerned with balancing unnecessary spending with smart maintenance decisions. Below is a list of "while I am in there" parts I have thought about replacing and would like your thoughts on do it or wait and put the money in a MMW turbo, etc. I do not have the funds for my entire dream list. Who does, right?

Automatic Belt Tensioner w/ Dual Alternator
Glowplug Harness (x2)
New Golwplugs
Bulletproof Diesel Water Pump
Fluidampr Harmonic Damper - Dual Alternator
Mishimoto Radiator
Turbonetics / Spearco Intercooler


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8" Double Shock Hoop Lift - Pro Comp / Fox
37" Toyyo MT's
175/stock Warren Injectors
MTW Stage II Turbo
WPE Ported Intake Manifold
EGR Cooler Welded
Line-X Extra
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I would go with the all aluminum radiator that Bullet Proof Diesel sells It's $327. I just got one an it is half the cost of the Mishimoto Radiator!! If yours is not leaking I would probably hold off on replacing it if your trying to cut cost. I'd do the water pump with those kind of miles on it. I just changed mine because I was at it with the radiator out and the plastic impeller had slipped enough on the shaft it was rubbing the front cover the bearings were still good and tight at 117,000miles. Would have not known it was rubbing if I hadn't removed it.

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Intake Gaskets Reusable
Rocker Box Gaskets Reusable
Glowplug Harness (x2) Get for Sure
New Golwplugs Not needed


I would strongly suggest that you flush your coolant system with restore/restore+ a week or two before tearing into it. Then drive that week and all and any junk left over will find its way to the old oil cooler and clog it. THEN do the build and replace with a new oil cooler.

If you do the flush and NEW oil cooler at the same time. As soon as you start driving after the build there is a good chance your NEW oil cooler will get clogged with the leftover junk in the coolant system, because the flush Never gets ALL of it out.

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I would strongly suggest that you flush your coolant system with restore/restore+ a week or two before tearing into it. Then drive that week and all and any junk left over will find its way to the old oil cooler and clog it. THEN do the build and replace with a new oil cooler.

If you do the flush and NEW oil cooler at the same time. As soon as you start driving after the build there is a good chance your NEW oil cooler will get clogged with the leftover junk in the coolant system, because the flush Never gets ALL of it out.

Just My .02
This has been something I have been worried about as the Ford tech said no coolant or risk hydrolock. I even drove it home from the dealer (4 miles) with no coolant in the system. I figure I'm out of luck to do a flush first.


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Intake Gaskets Reusable
Rocker Box Gaskets Reusable
Glowplug Harness (x2) Get for Sure
New Golwplugs Not needed
Reusable gaskets is what I like to hear! Which gaskets do I need to replace for sure? Turbo and injectors only?


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Turbo, injector, exh manifolds, and HG LOL

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Turbo, injector, exh manifolds, and HG LOL
Yeah, head gaskets is on the list...carved in stone. Thanks.


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Might be worth it to do push rods while you're in there, and they're cheap. Maybe the updated fuel pressure spring (blue spring) and possibly 6.4 banjo bolts.

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Might be worth it to do push rods while you're in there, and they're cheap. Maybe the updated fuel pressure spring (blue spring) and possibly 6.4 banjo bolts.
I have been wondering about valve job upgrades? Brands? Waist of time?

The fuel pressure spring (blue spring) and 6.4 banjo bolts are on my master list. Thanks for the input!


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MTW Stage II Turbo
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