I think he is referring to bean's diesel performance and if so they are located in woodbury, TN. Their website is http://www.beansdieselperformance.com they I looked as well on their website and they didnt have anything about this on there for the powerstroke. I wish I could have found about this sooner as i would have called them when i did my head studs.
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They are studs not bolts, threads in the block have nothing to do about it. Problem with popping is simple friction, just think of the load on the face of that head. At that pressure the ARP grease is squashed out and causing it to pop. I would think using a synthetic high sheer (sp) oil would allow the bolt to torque smoother. Problem is it will change the actuall torue or stretch of the bolt. Like bean says his method eliminates this issue.
Digging this one up, but just a thought.... if the threads in the block were not cleaned then couldn't the stud threads and the block threads have stuff in between them, and when torqued down all of it may not come out, but after some usage it could... thus letting the stud lift ever so slightly?