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Old December 2nd, 2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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we just got a 05 2500hd sierra in at the shop i work at, and it needs head gaskets. Anybody have any tips for tearing the heads off these things? thanks
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The directions probably say to pull the turbo and up pipes but you can leave them in place just unhook the up pipe at the manifold, easy to do with the wheel well pulled. Get the head gaskets from gm and don't toss the old gasket untill you order the new ones there is marks on the old ones needed to get the proper thickness.
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Stud it and remove the egr system while it is apart so the new gaskets have a fighting chance of lasting a while.
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Stud it and remove the egr system while it is apart so the new gaskets have a fighting chance of lasting a while.
That sounds more like a Ford 6.0 issue.
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When I did the gaskets in my 01 I found it easier to just pull the motor.
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Well so far im about an hour and a half into it and it seems way less complicated than i thought.

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That sounds more like a Ford 6.0 issue.
No, it's a duramax issue as well
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head studs are a worth while upgrade for any new diesel. Plus getting rid of the egr system helps them all as well
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Head studs arent needed on a dmax......I've pushed 65+psi of boost on my old LMM with stock bolts.

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no one said they were needed. Just that while in there put them in and never worry about it again.
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