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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
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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.
2005 F-250 6.0L, crew cab, long bed 4x4
completed in 2011: STC update, new IPR, BPD EGR cooler, oil cooler rebuild, 6.4 banjo bolts, blue spring update, SCT X3, Insight CTS, 58V FICM, CCV Mod, DIY coolant filter (now gone), refinished turbo
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2012: ARP headstuds, OEM gaskets, standpipes and dummy plugs
2015: XDP coolant filter