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350 Head Gaskets

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79cheyenne79, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. 79cheyenne79

    79cheyenne79 Registered Member

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    How hard is it to change? I haven't been on here in about 3 months. And now we have to pay for this site?
     
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    You're on the site now and not paying :rolleyes:

    Head gaskets are pretty easy. What year truck?
     
  3. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Do you work for free? I sure as heck don't. You want access to all of the features here? Buck up. If you can afford internet access and a computer, you can afford $2 a month to help support CK5.

    Good grief..........:surepal:
     
  4. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Nothing different now then there was 3 monthes ago as far as pay and forum priveledges..

    head gaskets are pretty easy for a beginner.. time consuming.. with some potential tough aspects depending on tool supply, mainly exhaust manifold bolts, decent torque wrench, etc...
     
  5. AZ79K5Project

    AZ79K5Project 1/2 ton status

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    Well 16 of your 17 posts have been questions on how to do different things on your ride. :whistle:

    I don't mean to be an ass, but complaining about contributing is not the way to get assistance. :deal:

    I just renewed. Money well spent for me.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Your avatar is very befitting this thread... :haha:

    People are funny... I sometimes wonder why I go thru the hassle to walk people thru things, when all they do is come here looking for something, with no reciprocal good intentions...
     
  7. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Wow, I thought I was bad, and I am....but the knowledge available here is cheaper than a decent repair manual....and almost live too.

    And the other stuff,..... well just pay up.
     
  8. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Exactamundo. Well said, brother.
     
  9. scouthead

    scouthead 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I've pulled heads with the motor in, and the motor out of the truck. Definately easier to just pull the whole dang thing and do it on a stand. Before I had a cherry picker and engine stand this was not an option though. If leaving the motor in, get a friend to help pull the hood first, it will give you a lot more room, and you can sit on the fenders while working, instead of reaching in and stooping/ laying across a fender for long periods of time.
    Also if you've blown a gasket and you are trying to do this on the cheap, might save you some $$ in the long run to just pull both heads and have them inspected. They do crack, and it's not fun pulling the same head multiple times ( plus the intake is already off, and you are right there. what's a few more bolts? And a head gasket kit probably has both gaskets anyway...)
     
  10. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    No way I would pull the motor or hood.
     
  11. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Ditto, just climb up and sit on the radiator support, put a foot on each framerail and have at it. Having a gopher is invaluable at this point.
     
  12. 79cheyenne79

    79cheyenne79 Registered Member

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    I have a 79 cheyenne. And I never noticed the price. And I didn't know how much it was. But that's not a problem. And I ask questions because the guys on here seem like pros. Thanks guys. I didn't mean to offend any one.
     

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