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|04-05-2019 02:33 PM|
|00t444e||I changed it with the engine in.|
|04-05-2019 02:26 PM|
Originally Posted by 00t444e View Post
|04-03-2019 04:35 PM|
|00t444e||I almost forgot about this thread. The head from the link I posted seemed to be machined well and already had new injector cups in it. I used Felpro head gaskets and bolts, he has been driving it for a couple of weeks and the only problem was one of the fuel banjo bolt orings on the back of the head was bad and it caused a fuel leak after a couple weeks, so if you get a head from them pull the banjo bolts and replace the orings before you install it.|
|03-18-2019 03:37 AM|
|Roger_F||The Engine is out and the heads are off. Cylinders show some wear, but I don't think it's excessive.|
|03-13-2019 03:38 PM|
Originally Posted by Roger_F View Post
|03-13-2019 02:28 PM|
Do I use Motorcraft head gaskets & Bolts or should I do something fancy like ARP bolts?
Please let me know what those CHI heads look like when they arrive.
|03-13-2019 06:17 AM|
|00t444e||I wouldn't touch anything on the bottom end. If your oil pan has rust on it I would replace it along with the dipstick tube adapter and o rings.|
|03-13-2019 04:56 AM|
I did see in a YouTube video that the upper radiator support is removable although I'm hoping to not disturb my A/C charge.
While I have this thing this far apart, is there anything else I should be doing? My truck has only 80K miles on it and ran good, so I have no reason to think there is anything wrong with the short block, but should I pull a few caps and plastigauge the clearance to check, or not disturb anything?
|03-13-2019 02:54 AM|
|00t444e||You can pull a 7.3 just like most engines, no need to lift the cab. It weighs about 1000 lbs so be sure to have a good hoist and engine stand.|
|03-12-2019 09:15 PM|
|Roger_F||I'm thinking of just pulling the engine rather than try to replace the heads in the truck. I've pulled many engines, but never a 7.3. I know a real shop would lift off the body, but I don't have a lift, the ceiling height or a real shop to do that. Can the engine just be pulled up and out red neck style? With a chain and a forklift? Pulling the engine would let me clean up the engine compartment better and probably change the rusty oil pan while I'm at it.|
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