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  1. TerraScaper
    07-24-2012 05:55 PM - permalink
    TerraScaper
    Hey 'man,

    Yep i put cracked heads back on there and you probably read my post about it some where on here. i too didnt want to put them back on but more so, I didn't want to spend 3k on new ones that might get the same cracks, in the same spots, in who knows amount of time. My machinist also said he talked to a ford tech that said many of them crack there and I should be fine running it. Also, a rebuilt head that another machinist was trying to sell me had more cracks than the one it was to replace, probably just pressure tested and not magnafluxed. In any case, after that i took my heads to another guy that I mentioned above.

    One thing that kinda sayed me was all the people doing studs, one at a time...they are playing the odds just as much as I would be.

    In any case, I did it and so far so good ::knocking on wood::
    I'm running the SRL+, with a powermax, and about 30 psi boost.
    Ive been running the heads for about 5k miles now.
    The decision is yours
  2. lawman349
    07-24-2012 05:01 PM - permalink
    lawman349
    Hey --

    I got your name from mikeproc. He said you rebuilt your truck and when you had the heads at the machine shop you found out you had some tiny cracks in insignificant areas. He said you put the truck back together with those heads and havent had any trouble.

    I just got the same news on my heads. Im doing head gaskets, sinister EGR cooler upgrade (w/ block plate and sneaky up pipe). I really dont want to spend another $3k on new heads.

    I was just wondering - how long ago did you put the cracked heads back on? How many miles? Any problems? Are you running any tunes? How high are you boosting (PSI).

    I am trying to decide what I should do. If you could answer some of the questions for me, it would help my decision!

    Thanks -- Jason

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  • About TerraScaper
    State/Province
    Connecticut
    Exact Location
    Derby, CT
    Occupation
    Landscape Contractor
    Ride
    2004 f350
    Engine
    6.0 factory turbocharged
    Cab Configuration
    Extended Cab Short Box
    Drivetrain
    Single Rear Wheel 4X4
    Tranny type
    Torqshift
    Tires
    All Terrain
    Modifications
    Stock
    Primary Vehicle Use
    Landscape trailering/plowing
    Horsepower
    0.0
    1/8 Mile ET
    0.000
    1/8 Mile MPH
    0.00
    1/4 Mile ET
    0.000
    1/4 Mile MPH
    0.00
  • Signature
    2004 F350 ECSB Powermax, 4" turbo back with muffler, SCT Livewire w/ SRL, ARPs, EGR delete, Spring, Banjos, some other zoodads

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