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jduce
12-15-2006, 04:58 AM
I looked at the Felpro head kits from Autozone that are reasonable... $167.00. Do you guys recommend Felpro or should I look into something like NAPA autoparts. (Their kits are only $10 more)

Also, I've never done a head gasket before but i'll be working with someone who has done intensive labor on vehicles. Any tips or common things to watch out for?

digitalballz
12-15-2006, 06:07 PM
I'd go with the felpro kit, good quality. just take your time, and dont leave anything in the motor!! lol

3.4lv6
12-16-2006, 12:24 AM
dont mix up the pushrods and dont over tq the rockers....i over tq my rockers and striped the heads,now i have the milzy stage 2 kit

jduce
12-16-2006, 08:20 AM
Thanks guys, I have the Felpro kit on hold... worked on it til 3am (started @ about 8pm) and got to the front head... cylinder #2 head gasket had a hair line crack in it. The cylinder also looked like it was steam cleaned. Hopefully when I get the rear head off and take 'em both into the machine shop they're not warped

Anyways, I'm gonna try to finish what I can today. I'll have pics soon.

Overall, so far so good, not as bad as I thought... just a ton of steps and labeling things.

jduce
12-16-2006, 09:13 AM
Also, there are 2 bolts on the LIM sides that are angled... it seems impossible to get a torque wrench on those. Could anybody who has done this let me know how it's done, thanks!

3.4lv6
12-16-2006, 09:18 AM
just do it with a wrench. i did it that way and i havent had any probs.....just dont strip it!!!!!!

digitalballz
12-17-2006, 04:36 PM
swivel sockets P0wmn all!

eric99gt
12-17-2006, 05:28 PM
crows foot works as well.