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post #1 of 3 Old 03-05-2012, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Did I get ripped off????

Hey Guys

New to the diesel world...purchased a 2001 F250 7.3L with a rebuilt engine. Had it checked out and for the most part all was fine.

This is my first repair after having the truck for 1 year and placing about 15,000 miles (all with a toy hauler).

Coming home from a trip, I noticed blue smoke coming from the truck (on I-25 and there was so much smoke it stopped traffic). I pulled the truck over right away and turned it off - there was oil all over the ground. Got a tow to the local shop - one of the high pressure oil lines failed (a hole was rubbed on the left bank). I also had leaks from the value cover gaskets (both sides).

To fix this - cost was $2,722.89 (1078.35 labor and 1,447.34 in parts). This did include a new drive belt (old one soaked in oil) an injection flush and a powerwashing of the undercarriage.

I know repairs on a diesel are expensive, but I just want to know if I got ripped - more so to know if I should go back to this place

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-05-2012, 11:50 PM
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Last time I bought a hose it was about $180 from the Ford dealer and took about 10 min to install. Valve covers arn't hard to remove but the gasket costs a bit due to the electrical passthrough. I would say you spent 2-3x what you should have on parts.

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parts cost sounds high, but hard to tell without knowing an actual parts list of what they replaced. There isnt much you can do on diesels now without spending a 1000$ on labor, sounds like they did a decent job though if they got under there with a power washer.
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