Originally Posted by Operator
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.