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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Forged rods and head studs installed...

Well, We started by pulling the engine out on friday night. I had never pulled a PSD, but we started at 4pm friday, and it was out by 630pm... I was happy with that... We stopped for dinner, got back at it, and pulled the rods out of the engine...

We swapped in the forged rods and got the oil pan back on by the end or friday night.

Saturday morning we cleaned up the block and heads, installed the studs, and torqued the heads. We chose to torque them to 120 with the arp lube. We got the engine all assembled by 330pm saturday. We dropped the engine back in and put the truck back together. Started it up and had it running around 7pm.

Truck runs real good and I am very happy... Still need to work all the air out of the HPOP system....

Think I will be ready to see Jody in march...

Thanks to all of you who helped me with my ARP question!!!!

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 07:23 PM
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Re: Forged rods and head studs installed...

That's what I would call, gettin the job done.

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That's what I would call, gettin the job done.
Yea no kiddin. You really "banged it out".

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Nice work... What a weekend!
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Very nice Bob!
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Tell us how you did the studs, worked from the outside to the middle? torqued then loosened and torqued again?????
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Re: Forged rods and head studs installed...

That's good to hear! PMR's, just say no

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Man that's hauling ass on that deal!

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Re: Forged rods and head studs installed...

I was very happy with how well it went. Good help makes all the difference!!!! I think the hardest part was convincing the engine to go back into the mounts and the transmission at the same time....

I had planned to get the engine out friday after work, spend the day saturday on the engine and reinstall today ( sunday ) but since it was out so quick we decided to tear it down friday night and swap in the forged rods and new bearings....

There were so many different oppinions on head stud torque that I was not really sure what to do... I decided to torque to 70 starting from the center and working my way out.... loosen.... 90... loosen... then 110..... loosen... then 120 as my final torque... this was using the arp super lube stuff....

I fugure with the 38R I will not be running super high boost so 120 should be ok.....

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Re: Forged rods and head studs installed...

Wow, great job. I wish I had the know how, tools and a shop.


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