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My cab off Head Gasket job. 05 f350

Hey Guys. I'm gonna be replacing my head gaskets..Its time. I've been posting in the cab on sticky, but people advised that If i have the shop to do a cab off that it would be easier, so thats what I'm doing. I'm gonna try to document with pictures, as much as I can.

I got about 2 grand to spend on this job and I'm already up over $1000, with studs, gaskets, standpipes/plugs, stc fitting etc...

I just installed a new oil cooler 8 months ago, it already has the egr delete, blue spring mod and a coolant filter plus a few other things I can't remember off hand.

Some things i want to do while its apart, New belts and hoses. delete the cat. tranny oil and filter change. clean the turbo.

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I understand you’ve only got 2k to spend, but it would really help to o’ring the heads. You probably know but this is the most reliable solution so far in conjunction with the head studs.


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I understand you’ve only got 2k to spend, but it would really help to o’ring the heads. You probably know but this is the most reliable solution so far in conjunction with the head studs.


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Yeah I know. If I could find someone around here to do them that would be an option. I'm gonna call some shops around here to see if they do it. I'm in east tennessee. Diesel country...There's more diesels than people around here. There has got to be a shop that does them close by.
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Make sure your prepared for heads, these thing love to crack from glow plugs holes to exhaust valves. At the least get them check for cracks and machine flat. Oringing the head be a good idea.
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Yeah I know. If I could find someone around here to do them that would be an option. I'm gonna call some shops around here to see if they do it. I'm in east tennessee. Diesel country...There's more diesels than people around here. There has got to be a shop that does them close by.
Where you getting the work done...what shop doin the cab lift

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Yeah I know. If I could find someone around here to do them that would be an option. I'm gonna call some shops around here to see if they do it. I'm in east tennessee. Diesel country...There's more diesels than people around here. There has got to be a shop that does them close by.
Where you getting the work done...what shop doin the cab lift

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I'm doing the cab lift. I have a 2 post lift in my shop. I'm doing all the work. Not my first rodeo, but it's my first powerstroke head gasket job.
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I understand you’ve only got 2k to spend, but it would really help to o’ring the heads. You probably know but this is the most reliable solution so far in conjunction with the head studs.
The only concern that I have about having to potentially pull mine apart again.

Closest shop I was able to get in contact with that even knew wtf o-ring was when I did mine was 4 hours away and wanted $1000. Wasn't worth it at the time. Hell, even my check, deck, mag, and shave cost me almost $600. I'm not pushing the truck hard so hopefully I won't need to worry about it but it does weigh on my mind at times

People never have enough time/money to do the job right, but somehow they always find the time/money to do it twice

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Pictures of the project so far. I got everything up top disconnected. Gotta crawl underneath it next to get the rest of the stuff. I'm going to lift the cab today.
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Good deal, will make the job easier I'm sure. Not having to lift everything up and over. You also gain a couple seats, funny need to be standing or bent over when disassembling/reassembling the heads, just sit on the tire. Lol

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Make sure your prepared for heads, these thing love to crack from glow plugs holes to exhaust valves. At the least get them check for cracks and machine flat. Oringing the head be a good idea.
I'm hoping the heads are good, obviously. I'll check them for flatness and cracks. Some cracks don't matter much. The ford spec is .004: across the bore for flatness.. I've been following diesel teck ron, God bless his soul, He's been my go to guy whenever I gotta work on this thing. He's saved me many hours of aggravation and taught me a lot. Ron says that he's never seen them out by more than .002". I won't know anything until I pull the heads. If my heads need machine work I'll consider long and hard before haveing a machine shop touch mine...I think I'd rather buy a set from a one of the guys recommended on here.
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