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Old 03-11-2010, 04:06 PM
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mechanics make too much money

I took my 6.0 to the dealer because it was using coolant. The dealer said it was my head gaskets I was hoping it was just the egr. I purchased all the parts from sinister diesel. So all that's left is labor.
Delavan ford dealer-$2050
Husksdorf diesel, Franklin, WI-$3890--yikes!
Mikes Quality auto, Delavan, "Not interested"
Mikes auto, Burlington, WI, "I needed the work in January, but not now."
Some a*munch, kenosha WI, "I just sell diesel parts... I only work on gas motors."

ANy suggestions? What is a fair price on labor for head gaskets, studs, egr delete, and new oil cooler.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:19 PM
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If the Delavan is including labor for head gaskets and egr delete, it is very fair!
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:21 PM
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By the way the mechanics are not getting the bulk of that money. IT'S THE DEALER! Mechanics don't make enough if you ask me
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:27 PM
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i agree i am a tech at a dealer and most of that money goes to the dealership. mechanics definitly do get enough of that money and they deserve a lot more credit than some ppl give them
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:36 PM
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While i agree that some shops are outragous in pricing, please don't bite the hands of the techs. Most are good guys just like us non-techs, who are just doing their jobs. There are a lot of great guys on here that help out a lot with problems that we all have and they give out info free of charge. Just something to think about.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:37 PM
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just try an work on that truck your self an then you will see why the price is so high
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:49 PM
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I agree I am a ford tech we don't make all the money the dealer makes the bulk of it. I also have a 6.0 yes they have some problems but what truck don't? If you don't like paying the dealer pay a tech to do it on the side or do it yourself. Good luck with your truck. Some 6.4 guys pay up to 35 hours for head gaskets
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:42 PM
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I think you are all missing my point. The dealer has a fair price, the specialist is outrageous, and the one man show people aren't interested. So if you own your own shop you can turn business away. That's not how I was raised.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:58 PM
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It's called free market. Go somewhere else.
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Delevan Ford is very reasonable. Thats really cheap for what you are getting actually
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