Talked to Extreme Studs and the lube comes with the studs.
Truck is all apart and waiting for the new heads to arrive next week. I have some cleaning to do this weekend.
Parts I got for the job:
New connector for injector 8 (was broken)
New thermostat - genuine
All new pulley bearings - SKF
Fumoto oil valve
Fel-Pro head gaskets
SCH o’ringed heads
Extreme stud set
Mahle injector seal kit
Pushrod set - genuine
Updated standpipes - genuine
Alliant steel blade water pump
Fel-pro valve cover gasket (mine were very brittle)
Exhaust manifold gasket
Intake manifold gasket -genuine
Updated turbo lines - genuine
SuperStealth recommended to change the oil cooler but I can't get myself convinced to spend that money. Maybe soon it will clog and then I'll get in there again. It was not too bad getting that far into the engine actually.... So far my deltas have been great... Empty on the highway at 60mph it is literally 5 degrees. I have a bypass coolant filter that might help a bit too.
Same goes or injectors. I have 2 remanufactured and the stamp seems to indicate they were ramn in 2008. I'll probably need new ones soon, but will upgrade them all at once when I have problems. It is not that hard to get to them anyway.
1- Since I have the FICM laying around I was thinking in getting an Atlas 40 installed. Who is a good vendor??
2- Is cleaning the spool valve on the injectors a good thing? It seems easy enough and makes a lot of sense to me. The truck runs a little rough for about 30 seconds after strart-up that I am convinced is stiction. Unless I hear horror stories I will do this, but.... What is the torque spec on the 4mm nut on the solenoids? One of them was actually missing but I found laying around.
Remaining pictures of head/block and passenger side gasket attached here and in the next several posts. I can't tell where gasket was blown....