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Old 11-21-2012, 06:15 PM
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Question dealership ripping me off?

so i recently got this 6.0 with 35,000 miles on it. when i first had it inspected by future ford in sacramento, ca, they came back with a relatively clean bill of health, with a bill of $300. all they said was that it had a couple leaks in the axles, but other than that it was good.

I just took the truck into crown motors ford in redding, ca for an alignment and to have them look at why my backup sensors and heated seats were not working. they said they would do a vehicle inspection for FREE. After going back in, they found a bunch of stuff "wrong" with the truck.

Front axle seal and rear pinion seal leaking, and stuff dealing with front suspension=$1500

Turbo veins sticking, egr leaking, and oil cooler leaking (says egr and oil cooler are supposed to be within 12* of each other, mine was 46*)=$4500

Seat hearer unit drawing to much power=$795

A grand total for all that was wrong=$8000

Those were the big ones. My question is am i being had for? the sacramento dealership did not find any of these. Were they just not doing their job? or is the redding dealership taking advantage of a young kid with a diesel?

Any help would be greatly appreciative guys and gals!!
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Don't know what all is wrong with the front suspension but if you have a 46 degree difference between EOT and ECT then you have a major issue.
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Don't know what all is wrong with the front suspension but if you have a 46 degree difference between EOT and ECT then you have a major issue.
Is $4500 an average price for Oem parts labor and fluids? They broke it down to $3000 in parts and $1500 in labor


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And they said it was 34* out of spec


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Needs to be 15 degrees or less. $4500 is STEEP. You can buy an oil cooler for $500 and book time to do job is less than 8 hrs.
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Needs to be 15 degrees or less. $4500 is STEEP. You can buy an oil cooler for $500 and book time to do job is less than 8 hrs.
With the $3000 they were including egr, oil cooler, and possibly inner housing to rebuild turbo, as well as fluids.


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Still steep. You could buy the Bullet Proof EGR cooler and an OEM oil cooler for less than $1k. Turbo could more than likely be split and cleaned. Figure 4 gallons of coolant and an oil change. Not sure their hourly shop rate, but if they were $100 per hour, you're talking almost 30 hours of labor. That's not a hard job and definitely not a 30 hour job. I'm just using those numbers as example.
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dealerships are gonna charge you ridiculous amounts aka stealerships.
i live in chico which is between sac and redding and the dealership we have in town is the same way
the axle leaking is probably a 900-1200 dollar job too.
edit: you listed the axle job i didnt see it lol
their is some private shops that would be cheaper that are good too.
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Where are you located?
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You can buy a new oil cooler for $250. A new EGR cooler will run about the same unless you went with a delete (cheaper) but seein as you live in Cali I wouldn't want to get caught with a deleted truck. That said oil cooler swap is about 8 hours labor at $100 or so an hour your looking at around $1500-$1700 for that after labor, parts, tax, fluids and misc. shop fees. If you do the work yourself it would only cost you time plus parts. Your choice.
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