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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Heads on Stud Install

Hey guys, I wanted to know if anyone here has done this?

Im planning next week to start. I have never had any problems with my gaskets. So I'm going to do the pull one bolt put in a stud idea.

Let me know!

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coolant
oil
injector o rings
I need the tool to unhook the oil rail
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IMO, don't even waste your time doing that. The only correct way to do it is to have the heads off and checked and shaved and new gaskets installed with the new ARP's.
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Here's what I think... I'm going to do one stud at a time as soon as I get my tax return money. My truck currently shows no signs of anything failing. Since you can re-use ARPs, if they do fail down the road all I am out was my own labor, which I enjoy wrenching on my truck. If they were to fail later on, thats just my excuse to the wife that now I need to put in bigger injectors while I'm in there... Its all about convincing them you're saving money!
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[QUOTE=stingrayguy;806189]
Im planning next week to start. I have never had any problems with my gaskets.QUOTE]

if dont have problems DONT create some! run it like it is and if they blow pull the cab and do injectors

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I have done it. And its really not all that bad. The drivers side closest to the firewall on the bottom really sucks. I couldnt get the stock bolt out, so i ended up cutting it in half to pull it. Then a friend used a crow bar to rock the motor forward so i could slide the stud in. Passenger side you have to disconnect and move the heater core. There are a bunch of bolts up under the glove box and it makes it easier if you remove the shock mount and fender well on that side. Just make sure you get them torqued well!

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I have done one truck the way your planing. Its been a little over a year and still going srong. The same truck now puts 683rwhp to the ground and except for blowing the trans has been problem free.

Make sure the coolant is drained. Engine is at room temp. In torque sequence pull one bolt and install stud,washer,and torque to 245ftlbs. Than move on to the next.

There is no telling how long it will last. Its definently not the right way to do it. But its worth a shot.
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Re: Heads on Stud Install

How long have you been rollin on 155cc with out studs?

Get the updated oil tubes for the turbo and probably recondition it.

There's really not too much else, unless you start doing other things, EGR delete, oil cooler rebuild etc.

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The injectors have been in the truck for 45k. I have no head gasket issues right now. I know my gaskets are good, along with the heads. I just cleaned up the turbo. The truck has a brand new HPOP and IPR and ICP. I already have EGR delete.

I have the studs, So Im going to go for it.
If they fail at a later date I will put on the set of fire ringed heads I have. Just dont want a lot of down time right now.

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45k, that's impressive..

-edit sorry for the dumb comments about egr delete etc. must of missed the signature

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I have helped a friend do a couple of trucks and they are still together and holding up

08 f250 6.4 livewire with innovative tunes, edge cts insight, dpf delete, egr delete with elbow, afe intake, mbrp exhaust, 4 inch down pipe, head studs, airdog 165, valve springs, batmowheel, trans go shift kit, mag-hytec trans pan, suncoast converter, 3 inch lift

97 f350 six pos, stacks, intake, 100/170, intercooler, traction bars, 4 inch lift
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