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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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need some help

well the feared coolant leak on my buddies 01 duramax is coming out of the headgaskets, ive been tearing down to get to them and am in the process of removing the turbo, i have the down pipe off what a pain in the A** now need to get the up pipes off, anyone have any tricks up their sleeves or a tool or two i could pick up to make the job easier?

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try flex head ratchets,i blew a head gasket and found another motor to just drop careful when you get the gaskets there are 3 different thicknesses of gaskets for lb7 to be safe just get the thickest 1s to be safe especialy if you have to mill the head at all,dont forget the arp head studs
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also if you take the bolts out of the back of the manifold on both sideyou should be able the pull the turbo with both uppipes still bolted to the back of the turbo i think,when i did mine the motor was out.
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