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Old 09-30-2013, 01:51 PM
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Wondering if anyone knows of a reputable shop who can do headstuds and other jobs in this area. Called Infinity Diesel and they are asking 2700 for just headstuds.

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if they provide all the parts it's not to bad of a cost. You gotta figure $350-450 for bolts, $300 or so for gaskets, another $100 in misc parts, $80 or so in coolant then the labor at $75-$100 a hour. If they would do it at $2400-2500 it be a deal
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I was reading some guys were getting it done for sub 2k, like 1600. Just wondering what I should expect the average price to be.
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I wouldn't pay 2-3k for a head stud job myself. To cheap! Your heads will cost anywhere from $1000-1500 to be machined correctly. If a shop does the job for under $2k then I'm sure they don't give a crap if your heads are cracked, warped or exhaust seats are worn... (They probably don't even look at them closely). You get what you pay for! And why not have all the little things fixed while your in the motor... Not sure what year you have but there are a few things for every year with the 05-07 having the most things that need attention.
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A head job around here is 4K to 5K or 3500 if your a gambling man without machine work to the heads.


Edit: that does include stand pipes, dummy plugs, stc fitting, OEM gaskets, arp's, and blue spring kit.
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If I had a shop do the install I would have them do other things since it's already torn apart.

What else besides STC fitting, dummy plugs, stand pipes, oil cooler, and egr delete is recommended while doing headstuds? I really want to turn this truck into a monster... but I want it to be functioning properly first. I work 6 days a week so I don't have much time to mess around with taking apart the engine myself which is why I want a reputable shop--but South Dakota is scarce in everything it seems.

I wasn't aware it was so expensive to get the heads machined, I know it's vital but figured it was cheaper.

Truck is a 2007 BTW.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:31 PM
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Looks like you have most things covered... I'd do a coolant flush and replace the oil cooler and change the IPR screen. Here a complete list of everything... 6.0 Head Stud Part List. Most guys don't get it all, but there is something to be said about doing it right the first time. I know exactly where your coming from about working 6 days a week with no extra time. When my trucks oil cooler and head gaskets went out, I was working 90-100 hrs a week and to either let the truck sit or pay someone else to fix it for me. I paid $1600 for labor...
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Not to toot my own horn or anything, but read through my post in the general 6.0 discussion section , its a sticky called how to machine the 6.0...I think its in my sig too. I took a bunch of pictures at work, kinda details the process, eliminating the factory weak spots and the general machine work that's involved if you've never seen that.

Anyway, good luck with whatever you choose.
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