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Old 04-14-2019, 03:22 PM
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What head gasket and head stud??

So I have a used engine from an 06 I am going to do new head gaskets and studs what the best brand for head gaskets . Should I just get ford gaskets or is there a better option??
 
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So I have a used engine from an 06 I am going to do new head gaskets and studs what the best brand for head gaskets . Should I just get ford gaskets or is there a better option??
Not sure there's a better option but I hear fel-pro works too.
 
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:28 PM
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I'm using FelPro because I need the extra thickness. And I think it's a good gasket. The Motorcraft in my motor I think did a remarkable job. Next, you have to decide cost and that's a big differential.
 
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[QUOTE=TooManyToys.;18600566]I'm using FelPro because I need the extra thickness. And I think it's a good gasket. The Motorcraft in my motor I think did a remarkable job. Next, you have to decide cost and that's a big differential.[/QUOTE


Cost is Definitely a big concern. However this is not a place I want to skimp either. ]
 
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I've not seen failure issues with them. I got the pair for $75.
 
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Well I think I may go with the felpro. Now I need to figure out what the thickness is.
 
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Motorcraft are 0.052", Felpro 0.062". It only matters if you putting an aftermarket cam in it and need the clearance.
 
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[QUOTE=TooManyToys.;18601041]Motorcraft are 0.052", Felpro 0.062". It only matters if you putting an aftermarket cam in it and need the clearance.[/QUOTE

What about for the dowels?? When I am looking at gaskets it ask 18mm or 20mm
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:36 AM
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You can figure that out by measuring the width of the core plugs around the head. The original designs of the head, I believe 4 used 28mm plugs. The redesign “commonized” heads introduced mid 2006 both on the motors and as the service replacements use 32mm plugs. That wasn’t a clue I had when I started this and bought the 18mm gaskets when I needed the 20mm.
 
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Felpro is what I'm using since my heads have been machined and I'm not using o-ringed heads.

If you planned on using o-ringed heads, use the Motorcraft had gaskets.

Consider the Felpro exhaust manifold gaskets as well. These trucks never came with them and they do an excellent job of preventing power robbing leaks.
 
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Felpro is what I'm using since my heads have been machined and I'm not using o-ringed heads.

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Or lapped and no o-ring ......
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:34 PM
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If it's prepped right and clean, you don't need oring/firering ......unless your going to get real crazy with injector and tunes. But definitely have the heads trued/ machined.
 

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