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post #1 of 14 Old 04-30-2012, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Would this be a good or horrible deal? For EGR delete+headgasket replace.

Well, my dad totally screwed up his 04 F350 PSD diesel, its been drinking coolant as fast as it uses up diesel fuel. We went to a diesel repair shop in the area and they did some simple diagnostics and recommended we do a full job on the engine since it is very common for the parts to fail, even if it is still holding up.

So the deal he gave us is the following:

Perform EGR Delete with welding the EGR on both end.
Update High Pressure Oil System
Replace Intake Manifold Gaskets
Service VG Turbo Charger
Upgrade/Replace Oil cooler, oil filter screen.
~$3000

ARP Head Stud
Head gasket replacement
~$3000

If we only does EDR delete its
~$1200

Also the diagnostics turned out some code with Injector misfiring, so he is also recommending replacing all the injectors for $300 a piece which is ~300x8=$2400+tax

If we do it all it will be $5000 + the injector price which add to around $7000-8000 dollars.

Sorry for the long thread but I want to hear wut others have to say before spending 8 grand on this truck that we brought for $11000 for.

Do you guys think all that is necessary, or is he scamming us to buy stuff that isn;t needed?


PS:the engine runs a bit shakey when cold started on the ramp which Im guessing where the misfiring code came from, but it runs very smooth once warmed up for about 5 min. - just my 2 cents I have no knowledge in diesel engines
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bummmmp looking for advice anyone?
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Around here in the NW Indiana area your gonna spend around 4-6k not including injectors. Add 3-4k if you take it to a ford dealer to do the work. Make sure they use only OEM ford headgaskets..If they dont I would buy some to give to them to use. Alot of places like to use other brands of gaskets.

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I just paid $2,700 for OEM gaskets, EGR delete, all the updates (SCT fitting, drain tube, HPOP screen, dummy plugs/standpipes), heads checked/cleaned/decked and a few other things replaced (sensor o-ring, serpentine belt, lower radiator hose).

I supplied the ARP studs and the EGR delete (had $500 into those).

Work was done by Ford Master Tech (heavy truck tech) at a Ford dealership. I think he did fabulous work for the money! This is in West/Central Indiana...

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Also look somewhere else for injectors such as warren diesel. You can get a good set for around $600 if I remember correctly. A complete HG job in NC can be done for around $3000. Call around to different shops and research the shops online first. Good deals can be had.
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thx for the reply~ i will see a few other shops around.. but not much diesel specialist around the town.
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The biggest thing that needs to be replaced isn't even mentioned in your original post. That item is the oil cooler.

So so so many people think that they are going to "cure" the 6.0L with an EGR delete. If only it were that easy.

Why do I say that? Consider: if your serpentine belt was shredded and destroyed, would you just put a new belt on and say "I fixed it!".... you might, until you start the truck again and find out that your brand new $85 belt shredded again due to the seized up alternator (which is what caused the first belt to shred originally).

In other words - the first place to start is "What part is bad that is causing me to lose coolant".... the EGR cooler. The second question then becomes "... and why did it start to leak now? What changed??"

The answer, you will find, is the oil cooler.

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My ARPs were done with an EGR delete for just over $3000 but as TorqueMasterG said I didnt do a cooler which I just replaced in november for $700. All from a reliable diesel mechanic my dads' company has worked with for years.

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Besides what has been said.....$8000 for injectors, studs, gaskets, delete, and oil cooler is insane......

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I was quoted $3,500 for studs, gaskets, EGR delete, and oil cooler update. That included the parts.
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