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Can Headstuds and gaskets be done cab on ???

Can I pull the heads and replace gaskets ,headstuds with the cab on ? If so ,how much harder is it ??
I have a good friend that is a certified Mazda tech but we don't have access to a lift .

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yes it can be done. I wouldnt let a mazda tech touch it. if you dont know alot about diesels you might as well give it up. im extremly experienced and its a job for me, just fair warning.


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My mech. Experemented doing cab on motor in on my truck and that's how he does them all now says its easier than pulling cab or motor but keep in mind he's done it about 20 times so he's got it down pat


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Cab off is just a way for ford to make more money.


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Cab off is just a way for ford to make more money.
Hahahaha so true when the created this design they had to have known this would be a problem lol
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Can I pull the heads and replace gaskets ,headstuds with the cab on ? If so ,how much harder is it ??
I have a good friend that is a certified Mazda tech but we don't have access to a lift .
It can be done but is a pain in the *** the back bolts are extremely hard to get too u have to tilt the motor or get a special tool to get those back bolts. I wouldn't do it without pulling the cab. I feel unless ur a mechanic who has done this job it would be easy to mess something up it's really hard to get the torque needed on the bolts without pulling the cab.
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Yeah it would work on a dodge the since the cabs rust off of them!!!


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I had a buddy do his cab on, and he said he will never do it that way again. He is a diesel mechanic and is very skilled but didnt want to pull the cab. 2 days later he finally had it put back together but not with out all of his knuckled bruised and bleeding and a feeling in the back of his head that the back bolts werent torqued tight enough...

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Cab off is just a way for ford to make more money.
Yeah, I bet ford loves paying there dealers more for warranty work
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Yeah, I bet ford loves paying there dealers more for warranty work
They don't plan on them breaking down in til after the warranty dude. Why else would they make them like that?


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