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Making sure I'm getting a good deal

First of all my truck is out of warranty. I met a ford diesel tech that will do my headgaskets, arp studs, and egr delete on my 03' for $1200 labor and I just buy the parts. $1200 sounds good but I just want to make sure its a pretty good deal. I know it beats $5000 at the dealership
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supposively on our 03's you can get away without removing the cab so you might be able to find cheaper. 1200 does sound good though

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that sounds like a good deal to me. And he is a definate diesel tech? I wish I could fing someone to do mine for that much

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Yeah that sounds very reasonable. Hope all goes well for you.

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supposively on our 03's you can get away without removing the cab so you might be able to find cheaper. 1200 does sound good though
that can be done on any 6.0..but its by far not the right way to do headgakstes..or the easiest.

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First of all my truck is out of warranty. I met a ford diesel tech that will do my headgaskets, arp studs, and egr delete on my 03' for $1200 labor and I just buy the parts. $1200 sounds good but I just want to make sure its a pretty good deal. I know it beats $5000 at the dealership
1200 is a good labor price, we get 1500 for labor so the price is pretty well in line! good luck!

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How long will it take him to do it? Divide the $1,200 by the hours it will take him and see what he is charging per hour. That seems kinda high for a non shop in my opinion.

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He said it would take about 9.5 hours to get the cab off and do everything. But thats with him having another tech from ford helping him out. So thats $63 an hour for the both of them
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Its a good deal...........go for it

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i think its a GREAT deal, i went to the dealership and they said 5000 just like you said, than i found another shop to do it for 2400, and thats the best ill get around here..so i say go for it also..

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that sounds like a good deal to me. And he is a detinate diesel tech? I wish I could fing someone to do mine for that much
I am wishing I could find out what detinate means!
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