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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Head Stud Install

Is it possible to install head studs while the motor is in the truck?
As in, pull one stock stud, install a performance stud?
Who all has done it and was there any tricks to doing it?
I know it will be a pain in the a$$ but can it be done?

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 11:43 PM
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Re: Head Stud Install

Yes it is easy actually with help.You have to pull the nuts off the motor mts there is 4 of them and the two on the tranny x member.Jack the motor each way to make room.You will also have to pull the cover off the AC box<-Lots of little mofo bolts and you will have xtra upon reassembly.


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Re: Head Stud Install

They really aren't that bad to install with the motor in the truck. I did mine with the motor in and helped with Kainers install. If you keep busy, it is a day job.

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Re: Head Stud Install

I Pull the cab off, way easy then.

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Re: Head Stud Install

It took me about 10 hours for springs and studs... I would do it over again...
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I Pull the cab off, way easy then.

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I think I could have the studs in the hard side head done before you got the cab off..

Do them with the engine in the truck.

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Re: Head Stud Install

But if you're doing studs, springs, injectors, turbo, etc. all in one shot, pulling the cab can save time in the long run, as well as my back and knees!

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Re: Head Stud Install

It took me 2 days to do injectors head studs and valve springs...that was in a driveway, without a lift, and no air tools.

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It took me 2 days to do injectors head studs and valve springs...that was in a driveway, without a lift, and no air tools.
And how did you feel after the job was done? You should make friends with someone who owns a shop!

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Re: Head Stud Install

Well I think Steve is looking for the procedure of the least resistance. I think the hole in the valance to get the last stud in works the best.

OK Ok I'm looking for the procedure to do it without pulling the cab or dorking with the motor. It's going to be half in my garage and i don't want to wrestle the motor and tranny if I don't have 2.

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