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Old 04-05-2010, 10:38 PM
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$5700 for headstuds, EGR cooler upgrade, oil

Am i missing something or is this way tooo high? Guy also tells me that he won't just install the headstuds...he wants to pull the heads while he is there and that it is the same amount of labor?

Anyone recommend some good diesel shops around 95037? Central California?
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:44 PM
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That sounds like the right price definitely! Local shop i know around here charges 5k for headstuds and then they do a bulletproof EGR cooler which is proably what your talking about

anything under 6k is a right amount. Sounds ridicoulous but that is the perks to owning a 6.0
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I know a guy down there that might be looking for side work. He lives in Watsonville. Let me shoot him an email and I will get back to you with the particulars if he is interested.
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Am i missing something or is this way tooo high? Guy also tells me that he won't just install the headstuds...he wants to pull the heads while he is there and that it is the same amount of labor?

Anyone recommend some good diesel shops around 95037? Central California?
Yeah, I was quoted $4,900, but too rich for my blood. I didn't expect to get it done for $100 but certainly not 5 grand. The quote I got was about $1,000 in parts and $3,900 labor. Hell, to save $4k I might end up doing my own. I change my own fuel and air filters, how much harder can head studs be? If you hear back from the guy in watsonville, let me know as well. I'm in sacramento, but I can make the drive.
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Thatt seems outragous in my eyes. I am 1/3 of that price. I would shop around before commiting to that.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:21 AM
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Thatt seems outragous in my eyes. I am 1/3 of that price. I would shop around before commiting to that.
Most shops charge about 25-2700 bucks for a head stud job EGR delete shouldnt be much more than that since youve got everything out of the way already since you are doin the studs
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i just got studs and head gasktes and one new piston and only cost me 3600. damn id say that guy better include a complimentary bottle of vasaline and at least a kiss.
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i just got studs and head gasktes and one new piston and only cost me 3600. damn id say that guy better include a complimentary bottle of vasaline and at least a kiss.
I agree I had it all done for about 4000 and thats with milled heads, new seals for the injectors, radiator flushed, oil change and more.
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Yeah 5700 is a little rich for my blood for just preventative mods....for all that I want some power thrown in...haha

I own a CNC shop (6 mills and 1 lathe) and would be willing to trade work for work if anyone around me is looking for some CNC'd parts?
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I got studs, gaskets, oil cooler, new hpop, new heads, new tie rods and front shocks for $5400
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