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Dodge Cummins 5.9L 12V '89-'98, ARP2000, black oxide Head Stud Kit
Dodge Cummins 5.9L 12V '89-'98, ARP2000, black oxide Head Stud Kit

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Product Code: 247-4203


To overcome head gasket failures that can occur in diesel engines employed in truck and RV applications, industry leader ARP has introduced extra heavy-duty head studs for the popular Ford, Dodge and GM powerplants. These ARP studs are rated at 220,000 psi tensile strength, and provide the clamping force required to keep cylinder heads from lifting due to higher combustion pressures. The studs are manufactured in ARP's Santa Paula, CA plant from proprietary ARP 2000 material, with threads rolled after heat-treat to provide optimum fatigue strength. They are centerless ground to assure perfect concentricity. The ends of the studs are broached to facilitate easy installation. This feature also enables the cylinder head to be removed in tight quarters. Also included in each kit are heat-treated, chrome-moly steel 12-point nuts and parallel-ground washers. They are black oxide finished for extra durability.


Part Number: 247-4203 Application: Dodge 5.9L 12V Cummins Diesel

Note: This Head stud kit has been revised from its original version due to insufficient clearance between the rocker arm pedestal and the bottom of the valve cover. Please read and note the following changes before installation. Modification of the rocker arm pedestal (see illustration A on reverse side) will be necessary to accommodate a shorter rocker arm pedestal head stud included in this kit. These changes were designed to bring our 12pt nut and washer combination down to the same installed height as the factory head bolt. We have also included in this kit the secondary 8mm rocker arm pedestal (hold down) bolts which were previously not available.

  1. Always verify the part number for your application with the part number on the side of box and the part number on the instruction sheet. This will help ensure you have the correct installation procedure for your specific application before installing any components.

  2. To ensure proper thread engagement and accurate torque readings, clean ALL threads in the block and the threads in the cylinder head that secure the rocker arm pedestal to the head. Chase if necessary with ARP Thread Chaser(s), part numbers 912-0008 (M12 x 1.75) and 912-0001 (M8 x 1.25).

  3. Clean and inspect all hardware prior to installation. Look for obvious defects or shipping damages, plus proper fit, length and dimension (see illustration B on reverse side).

  4. If the cylinder head studs protrude into a water jacket, lubricate the block threads of the studs with ARP THREAD SEALER.

  5. Screw studs into the block “HAND TIGHT ONLY”.



  6. Install the cylinder heads and check for binding or misalignment.

  7. Install the pushrods.

  8. Install the rocker arms and the rocker arm pedestals onto the cylinder head as an assembly according to

    OEM procedures. Make sure the dowel on the bottom of each pedestal is aligned properly with the alignment holes in the cylinder head and the pedestals are sitting down flush on the head with the valve lash adjusters completely backed off.

  9. Lubricate the stud threads, nuts and washers with ARP ULTRA-TORQUE FASTENER ASSEMBLY LUBRICANT. ARP recommends using the ARP ULTRA-TORQUE FASTENER ASSEMBLY LUBRICANT that is provided with each kit as opposed to motor oil. This is due to higher friction on the studs as well as inconsistencies in the clamping force of the fasteners when motor oil (or low quality lubricant) is used. Also apply ARP Ultra-Torque Assembly Lubricant to the threads on the secondary 8mm rocker arm pedestal (hold down) bolts.

  10. Install the washers and the 12pt nuts onto the cylinder head studs and tighten them hand tight.

  11. Install the secondary 8mm rocker arm pedestal (hold down) bolts into the cylinder head. Tighten the bolts hand tight. Note: The secondary 8mm rocker arm pedestal (hold down) bolts must be installed in place before tightening the head studs to properly align the tips of the rocker arms with the valve



  12. Following the manufacturers recommended torque sequence tighten the nuts in three equal steps to the specifications listed below with ARP ULTRA-TORQUE FASTENER ASSEMBLY LUBRICANT.

    M12 studs 125 ft lbs M8 bolts 25 ft lbs

Note: ARP Ultra-Torque Fastener Assembly Lubricant has been specifically designed to reduce tension preload scatter and eliminate the need to cycle high performance engine fasteners before final installation. ARP Ultra-Torque far surpasses all requirements offered by previous ARP lubricants in terms of fastener preload repeatability and performance lubricating properties. For more information on ARP Ultra-Torque visit our website at www.arp-bolts.com or call 1 800-826-3045.

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