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Head Gaskets/Studs the Old Fashioned way

The time has come that I am puking coolant and need to do Head Gaskets and studs. I don't currently have access to a lift and have been stressing over trying to do them Cab-On, or Jerry-Rigging a way to block up the cab.

So one day at work one of the guys says "Why don't you just pull the motor?"

So I look look it up in the Ford Manual at Helm Inc and sure enough there is a procedure for pulling the motor cab-on.

So who has done this already? Give me some tips? Thanks guys
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my buddy pulls the engines on 6.0 jobs

6.4 he pulls the cab because it's truly designed to easily pull the cab
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Oh come on, Someone has to have pulled the motor on a 6.4 without popping the cab.

At their core, they aren't much different then a 6.0, so I guess maybe I will take a look over there. Either way, when I do this I will try to get some pic's and post them up.
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Well here it goes. I have one night to get the motor out, and starting at 8 at night. I will take pictures along the way and hopefully get to posting a few tommorrow.
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my buddy pulls the engines on 6.0 jobs

6.4 he pulls the cab because it's truly designed to easily pull the cab
My friend says the 6.4 cab is pretty simple to lift. Only a few connectors and 6 or 8 cab bolts...

To the OP, I've never seen or heard of anyone pulling out a 6.4 cab on......

To be honest, I think one would spend less time and headache by simply lifting the cab off and go from there.

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I think it has been done, but I think it is a lot of extra work

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My friend says the 6.4 cab is pretty simple to lift. Only a few connectors and 6 or 8 cab bolts...

To the OP, I've never seen or heard of anyone pulling out a 6.4 cab on......

To be honest, I think one would spend less time and headache by simply lifting the cab off and go from there.
Yeah, I have done a HPFP cab off already- However I am about 3,000 miles from home for work and in an apartment complex. The deal was I could use the aparmtment maintenance shop(no lift) but had only the weekend, and the truck had to be out by Monday morning. So after working 14 hours Saturday and most of sunday, I was left with Sunday night to get done what I needed. Long story short- I can't just lift the cab and let the truck sit for a week.

First-what a complicated origami mess of hoses and wires. I sorely underestimated what I was getting into. I've done enough 7.3 R&R's that I can do it almost blindfolded.

Next- What I wound up doing was a hybrid of cab and motor pull. Yarded the bumper, hood, radiator and all the crap on the front, like I was going to pull the motor. Then I used an engine hoist to lift the front of the cab about 6 inches leaving the rear two cab bolts loose to keep alignment. Those extra 6 inches of space make ALL the difference. Ripped apart as much as I could in the time I had, set the back down in the front and wheeled the truck out into a parking spot. Now I am about to go get wrenching again and just pull the heads with the cab on, but lifted slightly.

Also solves the issue of how to apply 275 lb-ft of torque to the studs on an engine stand.... I promise, pictures are coming.
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You just inspired me to save the money I have to spend on labor and just do it myself. I am a certified mechanic by trade, but a $12,000 engine is not something I just wanna tear into. I thought about doing the studs cab on but from what I figure the torque wrench just wont fit. Maybe when I find the summer car Im looking for I will just do the job at home in my garage at my own pace. Ive done umpteen head gasket jobs, so i'm sure I can handle this.

Does anyone know what parts you need to replace upon install? For instance exhaust gaskets, copper washers, etc.

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