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Look what came in the mail! (lots of pics)

Well Heads finally came in the mail!!!

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question, why is the gold bolt on one of the heads sitting higher than the other?

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and whats this? it says void if removed?

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valve lube i assume?

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I'm going to say those are freeze plugs and I'm not sure why those other plugs are screwed in differently.
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hmm. well dumb question, but should they be screwed in to a specific debth? Or should i not worry about it?
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I;m intrested to see the difference between these heads and the stock ones.. They are supposed to be"substantially thicker", but we shall see..
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looks like they have alot of room for porting
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yeah, doubt i will do it, but i will be taking one of the heads along with the head gasket to my mechanic to see what he can do.. HE said it is usually around 4-5 hours per head, and he is around 60-70 euros/hour i do believe.. it would be around 500 bucks..
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I wouldnt worry about the pipe plug sticking out. If it bothers you, try and cinch it down a little more and see if it tightens up any more.

So..... you made a thread to brag about getting mail order head?


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Hahaha Yes I did:) Lol.. I wanted to make my title something to that effect, but didnt want it to get deleted
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so you guys i will be able to notice a difference? I know right now the power is LACKIng and the ehxuast sounds like ***.. Im really hoping this wakes up the 4.0 a bit.. Im not looking to gain power, just bring it back to where it should be, which will be like adding power to me since i have never felt it where it should be
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yeah, doubt i will do it, but i will be taking one of the heads along with the head gasket to my mechanic to see what he can do.. HE said it is usually around 4-5 hours per head, and he is around 60-70 euros/hour i do believe.. it would be around 500 bucks..
4-5 per head for WHAT? 4-5 hours to replace just one head? Or all the work leading up to removing the head? I believe a head gasket job pays 18.0 hours last time I checked AllData.
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so you guys i will be able to notice a difference? I know right now the power is LACKIng and the ehxuast sounds like ***.. Im really hoping this wakes up the 4.0 a bit.. Im not looking to gain power, just bring it back to where it should be, which will be like adding power to me since i have never felt it where it should be
It depends what's really wrong with your truck. New heads may make a difference, they may not. My heads were cracked and I didn't notice any difference when I did mine. I think your problem may be more along the lines of gearing if you're "lacking" power. Big meats take more to turn. Your tranny may be slipping aswell. You can do the Stall Speed Test ( I can get you that, too) to see if you're having issues with that.
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have 4.56's, so gearing is not an issue... Know i have a cracked head with a leak(obvious lol).. Which is effecting compression.
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and 4-5 hours for a Port and Polish job.
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have 4.56's, so gearing is not an issue... Know i have a cracked head with a leak(obvious lol).. Which is effecting compression.
Gotcha. I figured you still had 3.73's or 4.10's. Eh, you'll have to check the cracks when you get them off. When I pulled mine the cracks were hardly visible and I didn't notice ANY power differences when I put the new heads on I had.
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and 4-5 hours for a Port and Polish job.
Are you going to get that done? I honestly wouldn't worry about it. I'd rather have a stock engine in something i'm going to drive everyday. Personal opinion I guess though.
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Make sure you take a straight edge across the top of the block and get it decked if it's necessary
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that little button on the freeze plug is so they can tell if you overheated the motor. if i remember correctly the center is lead which will fall out if the motor overheats. Which would void any warranty in most cases.
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Gotcha, thanks guys!

Tom- no i probably wont get it done. . tooo expensive for not that much gain.. IF i end up keeping the ranger i will be doing the 5.0 swap anyways..
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where did you order it from?
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so your doing all this then your selling it?
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hey take a bunch of pictures im interested in a {how to}
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REdneckstone- Alabama cylinder head, they were HIGHLY recommended by supersixmotorsports.

Ford04Ranger-MAYBE.. I have an f150 that i am looking at, but if the ranger sell doesnt go through then i will keep it.

Mitchell- I will take pictures of EVERYTHING i do.
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Redneckstone- Alabama cylinder head, they were HIGHLY recommended by supersixmotorsports.
was it 205 a head I take it? any core charge? i know your in germany but how long did they take to get to you?
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Well it took about a week and a half just for them to get some instock. They said they got a boat load in though, im guessing thats a lot lol.. No core charge, And by '205' head, if you are talking about the price, then yes its the $205 ones

Took about a week for them to get here once they shipped them. (ordered them by phone on monday they shipped on wed.)

And by '205' head, if you are talking about the price, then yes its the $205 ones..
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