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Old 07-16-2010, 01:01 AM
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Yet another headstud related question

First of all, if this was supposed to be posted somewhere else I wasn't sure where and I apologize for crapping things up here. Anyway...

I've got an 04 f250 6.0 w/ 110k miles on it and its puking coolant pretty bad and all around running like sh*t. I've checked it out myself and got second and third opinions from local mechanics and the conclusion is that it needs headstuds/gaskets and probably the heads milled. BTW, this truck has an RCD egr del kit put in 15k miles ago and other than a zoodad mod that the previous owner did, it seems to be pretty much stock as far as I can tell.

I called around to any place within an hour and a half drive of here (bastrop TX) and so far every shop has quoted me at 5500-6000 to do the job. Somehow this strikes me as kinda ridiculous considering that I've seen a couple places online that sell remanufactured 6.0 motors for around 6k.

Is this really a fair/normal price for doing this job? I would imagine any place worth their salt would have the process down by now and wouldn't be bleeding someone this much over it. Or I could be totally wrong and theres a damn good reason for it being that costly. It just seems horrendously steep to me...

Any thoughts or suggestions would be highly appreciated.

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Thats to much !! Contact the guys here is San Antonio Tx and tell them I sent you. The shop is Welcome to Truck Source Diesel 210-654-6767 they will not stick it to you and are not phone salesmen!!! Ask for Chris B or Chris A , If you call friday ask for Chris B , tell him I refered you to them. I don't mke a dime in having my name dropped !
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Pretty much what he said....it shouldnt cost more than about 2500 parts and labor just to do studs and gaskets.
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Thank you for your replies. Mike, I took your advice and spoke to Chris at Truck Source in SA. Very helpful folks there being patient answering my barrage of questions. They are also about half the price of any shop around here! That place seems like they will be well worth the 2 hr. drive south. Now about the money...
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Personally I'd be afraid to drop Mike's name in fear that they'd charge me double just for knowing him.

Hell maybe I'll call and see what they'd charge just for the labor since I'll already have the parts.
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Yeah, now the other problem I've gotta deal with is finding a decent rollback truck service to get my truck to SA. I really don't think it would be that great of an idea to drive it much more since it's been puking pretty bad for a couple weeks already. The only reason I've been driving it at all is to get to work. I live in the sticks and nobody can give me a ride to work in Austin.
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I called them and told them I DON'T know Mike..... they said $1800 !



Just kidding.... couldn't resist !
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I called them and told them I DON'T know Mike..... they said $1800 !



Just kidding.... couldn't resist !
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HhHA Thats great guys !!!!! Fantom If you come here lol I have that bag of two day old shrimp thats been in the sun waiting for you :} hahah
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Yeah, now the other problem I've gotta deal with is finding a decent rollback truck service to get my truck to SA. I really don't think it would be that great of an idea to drive it much more since it's been puking pretty bad for a couple weeks already. The only reason I've been driving it at all is to get to work. I live in the sticks and nobody can give me a ride to work in Austin.
There is a member here in the Texas forum that does hot shots , Can't hurt to try him out might be a lil cheaper !!! I'll look him up and post his name here..

His anme is BryanH here is his info . http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/members/21787.html
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