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Thebloody323
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PostSubject: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 28, 2014 1:12 pm

Well I've joined the club, the front of the passenger side gasket is pissing oil. I lost 3/4 of my oil in a 100 miles of driving so I have the composite head Gaskets on order along with the cylinder head stud kit. Stupid fucking stretch bolts... Hoping the heads are okay but I'll see once they're off. God dammit...
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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 28, 2014 4:10 pm

Have fun, definitely have the heads checked and pressure tested, mine were both warped had them cut, did not bother with valve job since not smoking and all that looked good
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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 28, 2014 4:14 pm

Thanks, my dad had the tools to check if the heads are warped or not. I've rebuild cylinder heads on a couple of cars so if I need to I can. I don't see the valves needing replacement as the truck is running fine. Just had enough oil coming out to give a texan a raging hard on.
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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 28, 2014 4:20 pm

I would have a machine shop pressure test them, would suck to do it twice, the specs for checking the heads and machining is in the rave manual
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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 28, 2014 5:16 pm

how many miles did you have on it before it went poopy
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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 28, 2014 6:42 pm

98000, so close to 100.
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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 29, 2014 7:28 pm

Okay so worked on the truck this weekend and came to the conclusion that I'll not have time to finish this before the wedding so I put it back together and have 2 gallons of oil in the back to top it up for now. Won't have to drive it that much as I have my DD so that lead my dad and I to start thinking about just pulling the whole engine and having the crankshaft mic'd while getting new bearings.

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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 29, 2014 7:37 pm

Hell if you are gonna go that far bump it up to a 4.6 crank and rods
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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 29, 2014 8:47 pm

TOM R wrote:
Hell if you are gonna go that far bump it up to a 4.6 crank and rods

It's an 04 with the 4.6 already, looking into what is involved in stroking it out to 5.0  jocolor 
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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 30, 2014 4:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 30, 2014 7:19 pm

Thebloody323 wrote:

TOM R wrote:
Hell if you are gonna go that far bump it up to a 4.6 crank and rods


It's an 04 with the 4.6 already, looking into what is involved in stroking it out to 5.0  jocolor 

That's what happens when me no pay attention  geek 
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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 30, 2014 7:25 pm

Might want to pin the liners while apart
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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 31, 2014 3:57 pm

TOM R wrote:
Might want to pin the liners while apart

x2 make it last forever
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PostSubject: Re: Head Gaskets club   Head Gaskets club I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 03, 2014 1:23 pm

I was thinking of doing top hat liners instead. My plan when I get back is to look into finding a 4.6 from a wrecked 04, rebuilding that one and then swapping it in and rebuilding the second engine and selling it. Money and time are going to be the deciding factors though.
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