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post #1 of 28 Old 06-01-2012, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Recommend a good shop in the Springs?

I've decided to get the head studs and gaskets replaced on the 6.0. 2005CCLB and 115k on the clock. She was puking pretty good over La Veta Pass and Wolf Creek Pass last week. Now the coolant pressure jumps up pretty fast when you get on the throttle, so I think the gaskets have gotten worse.

Can anyone recommend a good shop to use in the Springs? What about a good machine shop?

Thanks in advance,

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2012: ARP headstuds, OEM gaskets, standpipes and dummy plugs
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There is PCD (Patterson Custom Diesel), but I have heard mixed stories about them. There is another diesel shop, but I forgot the name and haven't heard much about them.

I will ask a few people and see what I can find out for ya.


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I'm guessing that you didn't lose nearly as much as it appeared. Spills are like that. The last beer that I spilled was like a million ounces.
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Anything new? I an looking to get some work done likewise ... When I have the moneys.
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Sign me up! Ive been told to check out Pueblo Diesel and injection??? (may not have that right). I would love to take it to Eleite in Dever but thats 4 hours away...
And if you went over La Veta pass you drove right past me!
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SOBX,

I have seen one of your other posts, but I don't recall what your issue is... can you refresh my memory?

I wound up using Front Range on North Nevada and Geddes machine shop for the heads. I dumped a bucket of money into the thing right before I went to the Black Hills and no more puking!

I feel like Front Range gave me a decent deal (18 hours labor for head studs/gaskets/standpipes/dummy plugs). However, they also said that 6.0L heads don't usually need to be machined. I didn't listen based on what I have read here and took them to be machined. The machine shop said that pretty much every 6.0L head they see has cracked exhaust valve seats and the surface is too rough to get a good seal (even if they are flat). Sooo.... bottom line is educate the hell out of yourself and get done what you want to have done, don't leave it up to the shop to decide for oyu. The owner at Front Range is easy to work with and will do what you want to have done.

I made the mistake of getting in a hurry and let the shop buy all my parts. If I had more time I could have saved $400 on parts, but I am stoopid.

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2012: ARP headstuds, OEM gaskets, standpipes and dummy plugs
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I'm pretty stupid too! 6500 is the quote for heads, stand pipe, studs, gaskets, turbo clean, bulletproof egr, oil cooler, batteries, coolant filter, and fluids.

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Pcd is a good shop, I use to work there before I moved, Jared is a real good guy, he'll take care of you and work with you on prices

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while i haven't had any work done by them yet, performance plus on powers and galley leaves a very good impression. they do a full vehicle diagnostic for $170 and shop rates are $89/hour. they seemed pretty knowledgeable when i spoke to them over the phone. currently my truck is at phil long chapel hills but only because they're doing the diag for free. i dont recommend phil long for anything to anyone. i've had too many issues with them keeping their word about things. on top of that they like to talk s#$t about their customers then lie to your face when you confront them about it cause you overheard the whole conversation (happened to me on friday).

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I've never heard much good about Phil Long either. I have only dealt with them when get parts, as a last resort, and getting the work 6.0 reflashed.


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Pro Comp leveling kit, 05-07 HD headlights w/ 6k HIDs, Auto Meter gauges, ScanGaugeII, Sinister coolant filter, Blue spring, 6.4 banjo bolts, BPD FICM, BPD billet water pump, BPD VK688 oil cooler kit, S&B CAI, MTW stage 2, Straight piped w/ 6" single mitre stack, SCT w/ Hybrid Panty Dropper from Chris @ TSD, Fumoto block drain valves, ELC, High idle mod

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