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Old 02-22-2013, 06:55 PM
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Stinky's Second Stage Sticks Stretch Studs?

I got on it real good today and I had a present waiting for me in the degas bottle. Now I need to get educated if this was just a "lift", or if I did something to my head gasket. I know step one is to adjust the wastegate down. I guess it's a good thing I still have the pressure test thingy BWST loaned me.

It's OK, though... I'm cool so far, because Stinky still sounds right.
 
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Honestly Rich,

after all this work, why not put studs in it? Yes they are expensive, but once you factor in the cost of machine work, new gaskets, down time, and any other unforseen issues, its not that much.

Let me know what you decide, I'm more than willing to do the install for you.
 
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Honestly Rich,

after all this work, why not put studs in it? Yes they are expensive, but once you factor in the cost of machine work, new gaskets, down time, and any other unforseen issues, its not that much.

Let me know what you decide, I'm more than willing to do the install for you.

The (still smoking) Buck$Zooka is reloaded because of all the diesel I'm not burning, but I was assured multiple times that the AC 160/100s wouldn't get me to this level. So... if I pass the degas pressure test again, I just need to replace the head studs one at a time and keep the gaskets in there?
 
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what was the boost?? I can't imagine 40+ or - a couple blowing a head gasket or lifting the head..when i blew my gaskets a couple of months ago,it blew antifreeze everywhere out of the degas bottle..If you did lift a head or blew a gasket, the gaskets will have to be replaced (ask me how I know)..

Is it possible there was a little cross contamination from the cup install??
 
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The injectors dont really have THAT much of an impact. If you're pushing 40 PSI, youre in the danger zone so to speak.

As far as install, basically yes. Same way I did mine. One and a time. Rock the engine, one at a time on the other side. Only thing you're not going to want to hear...you have to pull injectors as well as the top bolts. Good news is that you've gotten pretty good at that.

As I said, let me know if you want to do it. I'll gladly offer the warm and well equipped shop, which is much cleaner than last time. Plus I'll help with the install. It can get quite tiring if you do it by yourself.
 
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what was the boost?? I can't imagine 40+ or - a couple blowing a head gasket or lifting the head..when i blew my gaskets a couple of months ago,it blew antifreeze everywhere out of the degas bottle..If you did lift a head or blew a gasket, the gaskets will have to be replaced (ask me how I know)..
You were the first one I thought of. It wasn't bad, it just dumped about a pint and put some nice black crud on my freshly-cleaned bottle. It's possible the head seals were weakend by an earlier incident, and now I just need 35 PSI to burp the heads.

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Only thing you're not going to want to hear...you have to pull injectors as well as the top bolts.
So... you're under the impression I don't want to hear that. I'm pretty sure you'd want to be spared my current tirade aimed at the messenger.

ARP studs: $640. I should have gone with the stock nozzles.
 
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Haha 640? I could have sworn they were 600. Id give it some time and see what happens. But its not that bad of an install and its not like its expensive compared to a rebuild
 
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ARP studs at DI Performance are $425.

ARP Head Stud Kit
 
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Oops, that's for the 6.0. My fault, add $189.00 to that.
 
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ARP studs: $640. I should have gone with the stock nozzles.
$530... just sayin Riffraff Diesel: ARP 7.3L Headstud Kit

Your set up is good, don't second guess what you have done. 160/100's aren't crazy off the wall injectors, you will soon be happy with your set-up here.
 
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ARP studs at DI Performance are $425.

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...until you select the 7.3L head studs. They're special.
 
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you will soon be happy with your set-up here.
That's what I keep hearin'. I'm starting to wonder if "soon" is code for the end of the Christian calendar... I've already burned through the Mayan calendar since I started this.
 
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Rich, a pic of your tank? I think its normal to have some fuel show up in the degas for up to a month after the cup job. I keep sucking a bit out with a turkey baster, and finally a paper towel for the last few floating drops.

Do you have fuel, or is the black crud more of the stuff you had originally? You said it lost a pint? I topped off the bottle for about a week as the air worked out of the system. Is it not just that?
 
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I will not rule anything out at this juncture. I've been popping the hood pretty regular to see if anything with the bottle changes, that's how I caught this. This was the first time I lost coolant since my first start and idle. I had been taking it somewhat easy since Wednesday morning (first drive to work), but I had to pass two pokeys on a short stretch today (on my way to work) and I climbed all up in that throttle. I checked the bottle at work and it looked pretty cruddy compared to what it looked like before. It's entirely possible I flushed something because nothing stirs things up like a good stick kickin'. I'll keep driving and keep watching... and of course I'll report my observations/questions here.

If anybody thinks I'm threatening Stinky with 35 PSI on the hot side, please feel free to chime in.
 

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