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Labor costs????

I was wondering what most diesel mechanics would charge to pit in new headstuds and gaskets on an 06? Not the parts but just the labor. I'm new to owing a diesel. I just picked up an 06. It's has the egr delete, intake, exhaust, cat delete. I really just want to make my truck as bullet proof as it possibly can be. The coolant has been flushed and am running delo oil. I was thinking about getting a tuner with custom tunes from innovate. Do I need to get gauges. The truck has the boost gauge right? But I'm not sure about what else I would need to gauge. It also is running 37 x 13.50 on a fabtech 8" lift. Sold rear axle too. What is the best thing I can do to the truck to get the best mileage and to make it bullet proof?
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I believe it took 32hr to do the job x $90 per hr here in west palm beach you have to check the hourly rate in your area

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I would expect a labor rate of somewhere around $75-100. Depends on your shop.

Check out the Edge insight. It'll gauge everything you want except fuel pressure which supposedly will be an ad-on within the month. At least thats what the Edge rep told me on the phone last week. And don't look for great mileage running 37x13.5's. That isn't gonna happen.

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Our local dealership wanted around $2500.00 just for labor, so I'll do it for $2250.00.

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