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Old 11-15-2013, 04:36 PM
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Bulletproofer needed

Hey fellas I'm looking for a shop in the KY, OH or WV area to bullet proof a 2005 Excursion. Not looking for a shade tree mechanic but someone who works powerstrokes for a living and will warranty their work. Thanks for any recommendations in advance.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:07 AM
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Ask for Brandy, she's pretty good and knows enough about the 6.0PSD.
It will be expensive though, as the ARP studs won't be cheap to put in, nor will the oil cooler.
I believe you'd be looking at $8,000 or more to get this done.
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No way it will be that much. Book time on it is 25 hour range so even at $100/hr, that's $2500. You can buy all the parts to do the job for $1500 or less unless you go with a BPD oil cooler set up
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Book time on head gasket is only 25 hours? They have to remove the body from the truck..

I looked into this before buying the truck and I saw the number $8k thrown around a lot, but it looks like that's not the case these days.. After reading this thread I can see it can be done for far cheaper.
Average cost to have have head gasket replaced and studs replaced - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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Book time on head gasket is only 25 hours? They have to remove the body from the truck..

I looked into this before buying the truck and I saw the number $8k thrown around a lot, but it looks like that's not the case these days.. After reading this thread I can see it can be done for far cheaper.
Average cost to have have head gasket replaced and studs replaced - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
No you don't. I did studs in an 03 Excursion with body on. It's not that hard.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:54 AM
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I JUST got off the phone with Steve from Warren County Diesel and he said ARP Black Diamond gaskets + ARP studs + Labor would run you $3,400.00 total.

So, it appears $3400 is the average price.. Purchase your EGR Delete and he'll take care of that as well, since all those parts will be off already. Then I'm not sure what extra he'll charge for the oil cooler, but if you want I can PM you his number.

Maybe we can get a group discount going..
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:27 AM
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Preeble is even cheaper at $3000 for the head stud and gasket change (parts+labor incl). Their head stud price is pretty much the cheapest I've been able to find at $425, so bringing your own won't really affect the price much.
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They have to remove the body from the truck..
No they don't.

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No you don't. I did studs in an 03 Excursion with body on. It's not that hard.
A local shop will pull the motor on Excursions to do a stud job when I asked about an estimate. They said its less charge hours then if they were hanging by their ankles trying to do it with the engine in the truck.


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I had no way to pull the engine and honestly after doing it in cab, it's not difficult at all.
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