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Old 11-13-2011, 08:40 PM
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6.0 L cylinder head replacement

Guys I have a question?

I might have bent a valve on one of my cylinder heads. The question I have is can I change only the bad cylinder head with head studs or do I have to change both.if I have to change both can you provide a reason besides labor. Also finding a goog source for heads makes me nervous in finding a good supplier? Can someone recommend a reputable company to me?

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Old 11-13-2011, 09:14 PM
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Yes, you can change just one head-ford does it all the time. HOWEVER, doing the second one is VERY easy once you have it taken apart enough to get the first one off-we're talking an extra 2-3 hrs at the most, and will save you a lot on labor in the future. Not to mention installing studs on one side of the engine is just crazy.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:20 AM
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Do both while you are there man!
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:34 AM
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You can't buy just half the studs either... All it will cost you is one more gasket and a few more hours of labor. Make sure you have the heads milled very slightly to ensure flatness and torque to ARP specs and not Ford's.

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