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Old 08-27-2008, 06:11 PM
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Blown Gasket, should I take it on a trip?

I have a blown head gasket but don't notice a problem until I pull a load up a steep grade. Will it hurt to take it on a 300 mile trip.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:19 PM
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I probably wouldn't risk it. Get er fixed before ya overheat it and cause more damage.
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Agreed. Do the ARP head studs while you're there.
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It will do nothing but get worse. Subject it to the heat and stress of a long trip, and you might find yourself stranded a long way from home, with an expensive repair bill to pay, and your truck in an unknown shop for several days, if not weeks.

Get it done when you're in a position to live without the truck for a while, and may as well do the head studs while the heads are off.
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