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If you had my truck, wanted to keep it nearly forever based on 7k miles/ year, how can you prevent a HG failure?

What physically can you do?
--can you do a head-stud kit preventively?

What do you not do?
-- no programmer?
-- no boost over a certain amount?

I hope this starts some great conversating. :popcorn
 

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It's real easy turn down the tunes a bit and stud it
 

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It was a design flaw in the factory gaskets. Gonna cost about 1500 to do yourself. Keep that set aside and fix if it comes up. I wouldn't let that keep you from enjoying your truck. Who knows, maybe they've been replaced already
 

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Like Robby said, factory lb7/lly gaskets go regardless. You can see if they have been done or not by looking at the tab that sticks out between the head and block.
Mike, I tried to find the tab a while back, what side is best to see it and where exactly to look please!
 

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rivets the indicate the grade? and I guess the best way is to actually climb on up and lay on the motor and stick my head down there, Lol
 

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lb7/lly hg are crimped newer are rivited , the rivet or crimp is what holds the mls gasket together
 

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thanks I'll give it a shot tomorrow again, see if I can find it
 
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