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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.
Last edited by colonyofdrones; 07-16-2010 at 12:17 AM.