Originally Posted by brains06
yeah I'm not happy. I have both guides plus I'm trying to find a step by step somewhere online. I guess I'm just leary about doing it myself cuz I've never done it but it seems fairly straight forward. I'm also thinking about some upgrades while I'm at it......hit me up...I have some questions
I tell you what, cause I like you and mostly like Dodge Trucks I will help you replace the gaskets and all no problem and I will even help you out with options as far as gaskets meaning if you want to go OEM or if you want to buy lets say Fel-Pro. I also know all the torque specs and the bolt patterns that are required to properly do the job and everything. I will also give you my cell number so you can call me and I can help you every way possible. I have the parts manual for the vehicles so I have of course the OEM part numbers that why I said if you choose OEM or not cause I can provide you with part numbers.
Anyway's if you do decide to replace them your self and it's very easy to do honestly and you happen to require to call me then I will request you can only call me on the weekend if it's possible and or at certain times during the week day.
All that aside, for all the questions you have right now please email me all of them at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't want to start calling right away until we are certain you are going to replace the gaskets. I do recommend you get all the parts first before you take anything apart of course. It's a very quick and easy task which does require some tools and a few hundred bucks in parts to do it properly. Gaskets if you choose to not go OEM will cost anywhere from 80-150 bucks for a full set. OEM Idk how much they cost but they could cost more or less. Believe it or not some parts are less from the dealer. You would require some tools such as a torque wrench or two, one to cover inch lbs and one for foot lbs. You also would require if you so choose to do a valve job then a valve lapper tool which is a cheap tool I have seen them for 3 bucks and you might want to get a caliper if you have one cause if the margin on the valve is to small you can burn a valve so it is important to stay within the margin I have all the manufactures specs for the valves and everything. You would be wise to replace the valve stem seals just incase so you would need a valve spring depressor tool 16 bucks. You need some chemicals such as Permatex Hi-Tack Gasket Sealant, Permatex Black and Grey, Permatex Thread Sealer, and of course our friend Mr. Loctite.
Again email me all the questions you have and we can go from their.
If you lived near me I would even do the work for you of course I would more likely show you how to do it by doing one head and then have you try a shot at the other. But anyway I can help I will help you no problem.