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post #1 of 24 Old 12-12-2011, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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1,400 for labor. Good or bad deal?

I have been working a lot more hours at work lately so I have been looking for someone to work on my '04 6.0. I found a certified Ford diesel mechanic said he'd do the work on the side for 1400 bucks. I have all the parts.

Work to be done:
-EGR delete
-new oil cooler
-coolant filter kit
-new thermostat
-upgraded FPR blue spring
-ARP studs
-new head gaskets

Should I jump on this offer or what?
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post #2 of 24 Old 12-12-2011, 12:58 PM
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Does this include all machine work to the heads? (decking)
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Is that needed? I don't have a head gasket problem, but I am figuring I might as well have it done while the other things are getting done.
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Im pretty sure thats less than half what you would pay at the dealer to have all that done.
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Is that needed? I don't have a head gasket problem, but I am figuring I might as well have it done while the other things are getting done.
If you are putting in head gaskets and studs and you do not get the heads machined you are wasting your time IMO. To compare the rate, a place here will do head studs, ford gaskets, egr delete, oil cooler, machining, and labor for $3000. Not sure what all of your parts cost but that should give you a comparison for what a good deal is. Most places wanted 4-5k out the door

Forgot to add that you should ONLY use Ford head gaskets. A quick search will reveal why.
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I got studded and had both my head replaced at $1600 a piece. The total price was $7,700. It was a reputable ford dealership.


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My parts + his labor is about $2,600. I live a hour outside of Detroit. Toward Ann Arbor.
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My parts + his labor is about $2,600. I live a hour outside of Detroit. Toward Ann Arbor.
Gotcha, didn't know if you were local or not. But yeah thats a good price for labor most shops charge around 1500-1600 for labor on a 6.0 and 1800-1900 for a 6.4 .
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That's a good deal. BTW, nice to see Michigan guys on the forums! (Dearborn over here)

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