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Old 11-16-2017, 11:52 AM
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Well I posted a few months ago. Im still stuck in Iraq. But my buddy looked at my truck for me and says I in fact need head gaskets. What's the best price, brand etc? What else would you do while we have everything torn apart? PCV Reroute, check injectors, check heads for cracks, use arp studs etc... thanks guys
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:16 PM
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I always have the heads pressure tested and the valves redone. Talked to a few people and if the head gasket just deteriorated they just changed gaskets and throw the heads back on. I usually buy things from LDS or DHD.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:28 AM
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We have a 100% complete HG kit here at LDS at a great price. I would also recommend doing a water pump, T-stats, glow plugs, PCV Reroute and maybe an EGR Delete. Let me know if I can help.

http://lincolndieselspecialties.com/...asket-kit.html
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:22 AM
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Brent thanks for the heads up. I get back to the states in 6 weeks. Ill get a few good looks at her and make a plan. I hope to get it all tore apart asap and figure out what I need. The truck already has a EGR delete, PCV reroute and had a new water pump installed last year. Ill replace the thermostats and of course all the gaskets. As well as check the heads and injectors. How important is the glow plug replacement? The truck only has 110,000 miles.
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:02 AM
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Studs and yes to the glow plugs that have been in the heads for 12 years , now is best if you would have problems getting them out ! Good luck and thanks for serving !!!
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:01 PM
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Brent thanks for the heads up. I get back to the states in 6 weeks. Ill get a few good looks at her and make a plan. I hope to get it all tore apart asap and figure out what I need. The truck already has a EGR delete, PCV reroute and had a new water pump installed last year. Ill replace the thermostats and of course all the gaskets. As well as check the heads and injectors. How important is the glow plug replacement? The truck only has 110,000 miles.
Sometimes the heads of the glow plugs break off or if one strips out, while the heads are off you don't have to worry about pieces of the gp dropping into the cylinder should they decide to fight

I did my gp's at around 98k, had one bad one replaced all 8, my truck is pretty rust free, but I had a couple that I was puckering doing, one came out very hard even while doing warm with all of the PB blaster, the drivers rear to be exact
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Well $1498 later Ive got the gasket set on the way from LDS, as well as a lift pump. Ill order Glow Plugs for sure as well. Thanks for all the advice guys. Ive got a friend of mine who has a two post lift that he is willing to let me use. Would it be worth the extra work to pull the cab?
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Well $1498 later Ive got the gasket set on the way from LDS, as well as a lift pump. Ill order Glow Plugs for sure as well. Thanks for all the advice guys. Ive got a friend of mine who has a two post lift that he is willing to let me use. Would it be worth the extra work to pull the cab?
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