how to change a head gasket on a 2008 dodge ram 5.7 hemi

Asked by Aug 03, 2016 at 10:38 AM about the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i need to change the head gasket. i already have everything else took apart. i
just need to change it. how do i?

2 Answers

113,605

How far down are you? Have you got a machine shop lined for checking the heads and milling them once they are off the truck?

1 people found this helpful.
64,205

The cylinder heads needs to be removed, the gaskets removed, the cylinder head checked for straightness at a machine shop, the gasket mating surface needs to be cleaned of ALL debris, the replacement gaskets need to be installed, the cylinder heads need to be torqued to the proper specs and everything needs to be reassembled. I hope disconnecting the battery was the first thing you did. This is not a job for the average do it yourselfer and if done incorrectly will need to be soon done again. I would NOT mill the heads if they are straight and flat.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,950
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,620
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    6,180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
494 Great Deals out of 10,790 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
172 Great Deals out of 11,772 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Ram 2500
6 Great Deals out of 79 listings starting at $4,999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
166 Great Deals out of 11,596 listings starting at $1,775
Used Toyota Tundra
40 Great Deals out of 1,580 listings starting at $7,587
Used Toyota Tacoma
24 Great Deals out of 1,508 listings starting at $7,975
Used Dodge Charger
77 Great Deals out of 894 listings starting at $4,100
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
21 Great Deals out of 852 listings starting at $5,700
Used Dodge Dakota
7 Great Deals out of 118 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Colorado
24 Great Deals out of 2,716 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Challenger
837 listings starting at $12,995
Used Nissan Titan
37 Great Deals out of 860 listings starting at $710
Used Ford Mustang
1,164 listings starting at $4,979
Used Dodge Ram 3500
62 listings starting at $10,950

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 175 listings starting at $8,495
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 66 listings starting at $6,990
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 70 listings starting at $7,499
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 51 listings starting at $6,495
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
30 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.