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Old 05-17-2015, 07:10 PM
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head gaskets went "pop" and pissing the coolant out the back of the

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Are you sure its not the intake leaking fluid?
Some GM engines were notorious on their plastic intakes...
Ouch on the truck,its a good thing you got the stang going!...
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Are you sure its not the intake leaking fluid?
Some GM engines were notorious on their plastic intakes...
Ouch on the truck,its a good thing you got the stang going!...
well for one my f350 isnt a GM... (plus the 4.6L in the GT's arent immune to the plastic intakes cracking either)... and yup pretty sure its the head gaskets from the trails leading down from them at the back...

yeah but the stang ate through half the trucks budget...
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Anyone that gives you a definite price before starting isn't worth the title of Mechanic. How can you put a price on it until you tear it apart, you don't know what's worn out?
The trouble is out here Vince unless you give a quote (typical allowance of 10- 20% built in ) you won't get any work or worse you wind up in dispute tribunal over the cost - i tend to break it down into stages by telling the customer that doing a head gasket will be "x" amount in labour "x" amount in parts if nothing else is wrong. Then i will let them know the (in the case of a head gasket issue) worst case scenario cost if the head needs replacing/rebuilding and that we will contact the customer if anything else is found during the teardown.

How long do you think it took to teardown that 6.0 to the heads off stage in your thread Vince? More curiosity than anything else as i've never even seen one of these much less worked on one - most of my work is on older vehicle's particularly Japanese 4 cyl diesel's such as pathfinder/hilux/isuzu etc .....
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i dont think ill be working on mine today... sore as heck after the weekend..

Vince can you tell me if the oil pan is just RTV'd or if they actually had real seals on them.. and if it was the gaskets are they reusable like the transmission one is? and is the ball tubes in the oil rail supposed to move at all?? Had some people say yes others say no... when i checked mine after pulling the rail i was able to move them around. some easily others not so much.
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They call it a press in place gasket. It's more like an o-ring. One time use only.
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Had a feeling you were going to say that...

What about the ball tubes for the injectors? They supposed to move at all?
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So guessing the stiffer ones are the good ones.. Where the looser ones that moved freely ill have to service then...
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