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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-21-2010, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Any write ups for studs and springs?

Hey all I am doing some modifications and was wondering if there was any "how to's" for installing springs and studs in a 2000 f350 with out removing the engine. If there is no instructions to do this is there any special tools or equipment that I will need to make the job easier? Also what is the torque sequence for the studs if I am doing it without pulling the heads?

Thanks! I am hoping for 500 rwhp with stage 2's, 38r, adrenaline, and beans tunes... think its possible on stage 2's?

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Re: Any write ups for studs and springs?

Prolly only gonna peak close to 450.

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Re: Any write ups for studs and springs?

Found this write up:
Head Stud Install With Engine in Pics - Powerstroke Nation

This explains some but what is the torque sequence when you do this? Am I supposed to remove/install and torque one at a time for each stud?

Also does anyone have a special spring compresser that will help speed up the install that they would let me borrow/rent?

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How hard is it to install Valve Springs! - Powerstroke Nation

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Yea I know I posted in that thread and did not get responses to some of my questions. Trust me I have used the search button.

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500 out of stage twos? Not happening. Unless they are hyperma stage 2s

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Re: Any write ups for studs and springs?

for spring swaps
pull the glow plug for the cyclinder you are working on.
turn the engine over with a breaker bar to find TDC,
check it with a straight piece of coat hanger.
as far as the tool goes -
what I believe they are saying is most any valve spring tool will work, howeverif it looks like the pic below . you may need to remove the top star for some of the springs due to clearence issues. you would use a wrench to turn the handle once the star is gone.

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Re: Any write ups for studs and springs?

thats the one we used ,but I do like the looks of this one if doing it alone
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JHill do you know where I can find that tool?

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Re: Any write ups for studs and springs?

That is a real nice tool Jhill. Also wondering where u got it.

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