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04-05-2019 02:33 PM
00t444e I changed it with the engine in.
04-05-2019 02:26 PM
Roger_F
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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.
I went with the Ford heads, figured I couldn't go wrong with Ford parts. Still working on it, did some cleanup in the engine compartment while the engine was out. Did you change the heads in the frame, or did you pull the engine?
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
JustinOOO9
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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.
stick with oem. unless you plan on building a sled pulling truck the arp studs are an unnecessary cost. I have never seen a 7.3L with bad headgaskets. don't get me wrong its happened but its so rare and usually a totally messed up truck or messing with tuners and turbos without checking stuff etc.
03-13-2019 02:28 PM
Roger_F 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
Roger_F 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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