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truck in shop- HG's shot, quick help needed
Hey guys, like I said, my truck is at my local service shop with HG's leaking. 2006 6.0L 95,600 miles.
I noticed when I pulled a large trailer of ATV's home this past weekend, it was making the tea kettle sound and had puked some.
I brought it in and asked they check the EGR cooler, HG's, and perform TSB 09-24-3 on my truck.
The service tech called me today and told me the HG's need to be replaced.
This causes me some anxiety because I know this is a major overhaul on my truck, and I really thought I had one that this wouldn't happen to.
After a few mins of conversation, and initially being told "NO" to using ARP studs in place of the Ford headbolts, I persisted, was very polite, used some bargaining skills, and was told "Just bring them in with you and we'll use them instead" (tech speaking in a much lower voice) I guess to not be heard.
SO, I need some ARP studs for an 06 6.0L with the quickness! What else do I have them check while its ripped apart? Will they check the heads to see if they are warped?
How much should I tip the technician for using the ARP studs instead of Ford's TTY bolts? Last time they worked on my truck I bought them some fresh king cakes.
Thanks guys, I'm still under warranty any any quick replies will be greatly appreciated since they plan to tear into it and have it ready late next week.
Last edited by BigRobRN; 03-23-2010 at 05:19 PM.