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Old 05-20-2011, 06:44 AM
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Time for studs

So I pulled my egr valve two nights ago, and I noticed a little coolant at the bottom of the cooler. I did this after I noticed a small amount of coolant puking from the degas bottle. (That's the price I paid for not buying a monitor!!) Anyway, I know I should have been keeping an eye on the delta so please spare me the headache of rubbing that in. Now that I know that the coolers are toast, I am going to go all out and put studs in as well. My question is, what have you guys paid to have:

Sinister EGR delete, Oil cooler rebuild, Head studs, Head gaskets, and the machine work needed for the heads (assuming they are good), all other necessary gaskets, and last but not least, an edge CTS monitor.

I want to see what people have paid in labor and parts. Thanks
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:42 AM
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I got a quote form an independent shop in the Raleigh area, but it seems pretty steep to me.
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$3K-$4K is pretty common depending. That's not counting the CTS.
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I got a quote of $3300 with me supplying the studs and egr delete of my choice.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:11 PM
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That eases my mind a little. I want to do it myself, but my truck won't fit length-wise in my garage.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:17 PM
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I wish I could do mine myself but my short/fat dually doesn't fit in the garage width-wise
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:04 PM
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I put together a parts list when i did mine a couple weeks ago.
No start when warmed up

I did mine myself on the concrete pad in front of my shop. Takes time but the work isnt really that difficult. Just be patient, it is pretty straight forward.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:34 PM
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Mine cost $4k, and that was after finding other things wrong, like a radiator, cracked turbo exhaust inlet pipe, etc.
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I am new to diesels. What is a degas bottle, and what do you mean by keeping an eye on the delta?
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I am new to diesels. What is a degas bottle, and what do you mean by keeping an eye on the delta?
Degas bottle = Coolant overflow bottle

Delta = While driving at 65 mph at normal operating temps your ECT and EOT difference should be less than 15 degrees. Normally with no load the difference would be less than 10. Anything higher than 15 degrees needs to be checked out.
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