Does anyone know how well are the Ford replaced head studs working? By the time I found out they were replacing gaskets, studs and coolers the truck was back togehter and was not able to ask about alternate studs.
The factory bolts should hold OK w/ the new "updated gaskets" unless you really push up the hp/tq. Hopefully they checked the heads for tolerance because that can quite often be the real cause, as much as stretching the bolts.:thumb:
You should be good-to-go!:thumb: Sounds like your tech is on the up and up to have done all that. These failures often exhibit symptoms that the dealers like to "band-aid" instead of fix. Many times they replace an EGR cooler and shortly thereafter your truck is back in puking again due to a failed oil cooler. They'll torque down new Ford bolts and gaskets w/out ever addressing the heads themselves, etc.
Take your tech a tip (or a case of his favorite suds!) and be thankful as it souds like you found a good one. :thumb:
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