Originally Posted by Young-SC-Owner
Here is the thing with that, If he gets those heads off before its ever gotten hot, or had any issues....I wouldnt send them off, THATS just ME.
Its VERY Doable for 3500 bucks. A hair over 1000 shipped parts for a new Oil cooler/EGR Delete. about 500 for Studs and 200-250 for HG's all being on the high side. And can all be done in a long weekend for the shadetree mechanic
I've heard too many stories of people with no previous HG issues, installing studs without having heads checked. Then down the road they fail because of a imperfect head. Thats just me.
I would add an edge insight, sct tuner, blue fpr spring, coolant filter, stc fitting, stand pipes, turbo drain lines to that list. Also flush the ford gold coolant and throw in some elc.
From the sticky:
**And now we get to the cost of this whole package:
For what I refer to as the minimum every driver needs to do:
Edge Insight CS w/ EGT Probe ~440
Coolant Filter ~ $140
STC HPOP update and screen~$100 ('05-'07)
Replaced Turbo Lines ~ $140 - 250 (Depending on year)
Solution to EGR Cooler ~$350 (delete or Upgrade)
Intake and EGR Gaskets ~$140
Switch to ELC ~ $140
Rebuild of the Oil Cooler ~$220
Parts ~ $1320 Labor for a Oil Cooler rebuild is around 8 hrs (example $85 hr) ~$680
This portion of the job can be handled by the DIY mechanic with the right resources.
If you are talking full bullet proofing, without the Remote Oil Cooler:
ARP Studs ~$500
Ford OEM Gaskets ~$250
Intake Gaskets ~$140
Fuel Pump Regulator Upgrade ~$60
Banjo Bolts ~$14
Total Parts ~$2284 Labor on the Headstud job is around 30-38 Hrs (same rate $85 an hr) ~$3230. Plus the cost for the machinist to check and flatten the heads, replacement heads run around $1500 a piece.