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Old 05-16-2011, 10:47 PM
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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 frankcovending@gmail.com 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.
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Aww man thanks. I just started working again so I'll only be working on it over the weekend. I plan on tearing I down Saturday and seeing what I'm dealing with. I'll get with you then .
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Aww man thanks. I just started working again so I'll only be working on it over the weekend. I plan on tearing I down Saturday and seeing what I'm dealing with. I'll get with you then .
Well alrighty then, just tell me what work have you done on it so far?
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i was gonna try and take the intake manifold and maybe the valves off today. If I can get to it the heads too but if not they can wait till next week.
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i was gonna try and take the intake manifold and maybe the valves off today. If I can get to it the heads too but if not they can wait till next week.
I think you should take the oil pan off first and check for any cracks because sometimes when you find coolant in the oil you could possibly be dealing with a cracked block.
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Ok, so I took off the oil pan and did an examination with a flashlight and couldnt find any cracks so I went ahead with my original plan of getting the intake off at least. As ramvan said, it was pretty easy, the hardest part was the water pump bypass hose. I got the intake off and its covered in peanut butter sludge on the bottom and the valley that was exposed when I got it out was full of sludge and coffee looking oil. Here are a few pics. its pretty nasty so I guess I need to figure a way to clean all this up before I get to the heads. I'm off tomorrow so I may get to them then and see what were dealing with. Do I need a valve tool?
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