I'll find out the name of the shop. Probably around $300 for the head to have grooves machined into it. Please dont put that head back on without rings. I dont want to see the next thread with this same title :banghead:i ordered a HG set through my buddys that works for cummins.... so gunna be oem,
and as for the o-rings, idk if im gunna do them. when i called turbo auto diesel they acted like they had better to do than mess wit me... so i said piss on you to then!!!
im getting new head bolts with that HG kit.... so im gunna heat torque em. and run them while waiting for my studs(and 6" black stackseelout) to get here, then just replace the bolts one at a time.
ive tried running fel pro several times once on a head gasket which blew in 250 miles and i replaced with a oem cummins gasket that has been holding for over 15k now with no re surface of the head either time the gasket was replaced and valve cover gaskets that leaked 3x as worse as my old stock ones and i have had several buddies blow there fel pro head gaskets in less then a 1000 miles back when i did my head gasket for a 2nd time i searched alot on dtr comp diesel and tdr and i found nothing but bad results about the fel pro gaskets even when guys ran head studs and o rings this was back in early 2008 so maybe fel pro has got there stuff together since then but i would rather spend a couple more dollars and get a quality gasket that i know i can trust. now if it was my gas motor i would run a fel pro no questions askedreally about the fel pro?
i am being friendly dont get me wrong i only run fel pro. it was a fel pro but the head had not been resurfaced. we did it at the shop (pvc) but i could not get it in to get milled at the machine shop i use, and we made the okay to run it like that with the reason of getting o rings in the future lol i guess life comes at you fast. in case completely unexpected
i use a fel pro on my race truck 135ft/lb torque on head bolts (not studs) 100psi at wot 75psi regular for 10,000miles everyday gonna be a daily driver again for this next week lol
i guess it is just some peoples opinion and luck
we heat torque every head we do and every engine we turn up even if we do not take the head off unless other wise told by owner.
but yes we do take partial blame here at pvc for not getting the head decked considering out time restraints?
have you found some one to do the machine work for o rings yet? i have still not called anyone yet lol things are busy down here