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Ok so when you lay the hammer down. My truck pulls good and then falls on its a$$ white smoke no boost. New II silver 62, new VP44, Has to be head gasket right? Only 42 max boost before. Does anyone make better head BOLTS? everyone says studs leak. want reliability. Need to get a o-ring head gasket too. my friend will cut the head for 200.
 

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Ok so when you lay the hammer down. My truck pulls good and then falls on its a$$ white smoke no boost. New II silver 62, new VP44, Has to be head gasket right? Only 42 max boost before. Does anyone make better head BOLTS? everyone says studs leak. want reliability. Need to get a o-ring head gasket too. my friend will cut the head for 200.
I never met "everyone", is he a tech specialist. :w: Studs do not leak unless they are improperly installed, (of course anything leaks if improperly installed) unless you put to much pressure behind them. Head bolts are torqued to around 90 foot pounds, and studs to around 125 to over 300 foot pounds (depending on Fastener Tensile Strength) so on this one I think "everyone" is wrong. :w:
 

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Ok smarta$$ everyone that I have talked to has said that you will have to re torque them several times before they quit coming loose. I personally do not know. Thats why I am asking eveyone. I dont want to have to retorque my head 3 times.
 

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studs do not leak.....when you o-ring a head you need to do a few re-tq's 125 ft'lb. to seat the ring into the gasket

studs are the only way to hold the boost these trucks are putting out
 

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head bolts need to be retorqued also.......

studs for sure are the only way to go, on any boosted application......
 
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