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clrussell 03-09-2018 01:45 PM

Kodiak head gaskets
 
Anyone ever done a head job on an 06 kodiak regular cab? I've done injectors and it was a pain. Wondering how realistic it is to pull the cab.

It's a roll back and I have the shop space to pull the cab if it's realistic.. last job before I leave this job lol. Go out with a bang

stibuilder 03-09-2018 03:33 PM

I've seen it done in the truck, I believe they lowered the engine. We lifted the cab on my 07 to swap injectors. We didn't pull it all the way off but cant imagine its worse than a pickup the wiring is very well laid out on the passenger side.

Good Luck!

clrussell 03-09-2018 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by stibuilder (Post 1095653)
I've seen it done in the truck, I believe they lowered the engine. We lifted the cab on my 07 to swap injectors. We didn't pull it all the way off but cant imagine its worse than a pickup the wiring is very well laid out on the passenger side.

Good Luck!

Oh I know it's possible in truck.. I looked at it a little this evening. I guess I'll see how hard the cab is going to be to pull. If it's on the same level as a dmax cab I'll do it

Tothemax 03-09-2018 07:05 PM

when I did Kodiak head gaskets I unbolted the front mounts loosened the rear mounts and tip the cab back and put a 6x6 block in the front between the cab and frame. got me where I needed to be and if I remember right only had to disconnect the steering shaft

Dallas S 03-09-2018 10:08 PM

Iíve always just tilted the cab back as well. Never removed the cab entirely.

RPM Motorsports 03-10-2018 05:47 PM

We remove the front cooling stack in one piece, then slightly lift the cab at the front mount points

clrussell 03-10-2018 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by RPM Motorsports (Post 1095767)
We remove the front cooling stack in one piece, then slightly lift the cab at the front mount points

Thanks Russ

bmc1025 03-10-2018 08:28 PM

What Russ said. Good thing they are not very heavy because you have to contort yourself to full them out not much room for a hoist even with the cooling stack and hood off.

bmc1025 03-10-2018 08:33 PM

Also unbolt the cab leaving the rear bolts in but loose and stick a 4x6 between the cab and frame on both sides. Then jack up and block the frame so you can take off the front tires. It is much easier than reaching over them the whole time.

clrussell 03-12-2018 09:58 AM

3 hours in
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clrussell 03-12-2018 01:50 PM

Two more hours and heads are ready to go to the machine shop. Might take two days to put it back together lol.
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Yngdmax92 03-12-2018 03:10 PM

Damnnnnnn that's pretty neat. What's the time to do this as a 1500/2500

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clrussell 03-12-2018 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Yngdmax92 (Post 1095937)
Damnnnnnn that's pretty neat. What's the time to do this as a 1500/2500

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Pull cab or headgaskets?

Yngdmax92 03-12-2018 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by clrussell (Post 1095941)
Pull cab or headgaskets?

Pull cab*

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clrussell 03-12-2018 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Yngdmax92 (Post 1095986)
Pull cab*

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Last one I did was probably 3-4 hours. I don't do many gm cabs.. 6.0-6.4 is about an hour and half process now. If my other guy helps me we've done them in 40 min before. But that's busting ass slinging shit.


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