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post #1 of 16 Old 03-10-2008, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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Hey there.. I have been reading in the forums about head bolt replacement... here's the stupid question (please be nice) Why is this needed?? I have been looking and it seems even people without problems are doing it?? I was trying to find out more but I get a little lost when it goes into technical data... sorry of rthe DumbA** question I was just checking if someone can help... thanks guys

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The stock head bolts are stretching under high boost conditions causing the head gaskets to blow. Even some stock trucks are doing it. You may never have any problems, but if you do, I suggest you install ARP or H-11 head studs. They won't stretch.

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Thanks man... that makes sense now. How does one tell if they are ready to go?? is there leaking?? or a noticable drop in performance?? and are these covered under warranty at all??

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MBRP 4-Inch Aluminized Exhaust (Cat.-Back)
AFE Pro Dry S Stage 2 Type Cx Intake System
Raven Spray Liner
Undercover Tonneu Cover
Prodigy Brake Controller
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ZOODAD Mod
** NEW 2" ICON Leveling kit front**
** NEW 4" F-350 Ready lift blocks in the rear**

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if you blow your head Gaskets its covered under warranty and if you can talk the dealer into putting the studs that you bought in while he does the HG then the labor will be under warranty but you have to by the studs

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thanks Bluestroker... but is there some sort of tell tale sign??

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normally coolant in the oil and puking

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Ah gotcha... hope I have one of the good ones... considering how much these jobs are and mine will be off warranty soon... only got 65,000 kms on it... and still ok from what I can tell

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Raven Spray Liner
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** NEW 4" F-350 Ready lift blocks in the rear**

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Ah gotcha... hope I have one of the good ones... considering how much these jobs are and mine will be off warranty soon... only got 65,000 kms on it... and still ok from what I can tell
I am about to have mine done under warranty here in about a month or so am ordering the studs today

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Hey Bluestroker... are yours leaking?? or do they just do it under warranty??

2004 F-250 Super-Cab XLT Lariat

MBRP 4-Inch Aluminized Exhaust (Cat.-Back)
AFE Pro Dry S Stage 2 Type Cx Intake System
Raven Spray Liner
Undercover Tonneu Cover
Prodigy Brake Controller
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** NEW 2" ICON Leveling kit front**
** NEW 4" F-350 Ready lift blocks in the rear**

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no they seem to be fine they are just doing them

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