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post #1 of 24 Old 06-20-2012, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Got my truck back today. ?'s

Truck was in the shop for a month long head stud job. Shop was backed up and the machine shop was backed up so I had to wait my turn. Heres my question/dilemma I went to a very reputable shop, I assumed he was going to use oem gaskets, he used black onyx. Should I be worried? I heard they're junk. The heads were resurfaced.

Also I had them put my gauges in, The put my egt probe right in the down-pipe.

I had an airdog 2 installed as well. The factory filter housing should be "dead" now. Well I got home and where the old lines connected there was diesel steaming out. I figured it was just leftover from what was inside the old housing but a gallon of fuel later I had to find something to plug it.

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Have you contacted the shop to resolve the EGT and AD2 issue?

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I would definitely contact the shop

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And then I'd find another shop to take your truck to. Those guys FAILED.
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Sorry Mitch, I have to disagree. I know the shop he went to. They have a very good reputation for all kinds of diesels.

This is why I suggested contacting the shop to find out what/why he had these issue. Two sides to a story.

I don't know why they used the BO gaskets. Yes the BO gaskets have a bad history, but have also heard they can hold up when installed correctly.

IMO, contact the shop. Get things resolved, and see if you can work out a deal on warranty on labor if the BO fail do to incorrect installation.

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I called today and was told they haven't had any problems with black onyx gaskets. I know for a fact the shop does hundreds of 6.0 stud jobs and is the most reputable in my area. They said they wouldn't use them if they were junk. They fail due to improper installation or bad heads. Don't believe every single thing you read on the forums he said.

On the egt probe, apparently some people like them there? He said there is a 100deg (hotter) difference if the probe is in the down pipe vs. exhaust manifold. They will fix it for free if I want.

They said they will loop or close the filter housing on the frame rail to prevent leaking. There is two open fittings where old lines connected. Only one was leaking. Airdog does not include a plug for any kit they sell once that housing is disconnected.

So thats where I'm at!

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I would not be able to sleep knowing I had BO gaskets in there


Just my opinion!

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My EGT is In the down pipe also. Is this a bi deal? It was done by previous owner.
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I would not be able to sleep knowing I had BO gaskets in there


Just my opinion!
Aww geez, I knew I was going to get nervous now. He seemed very confident in them so I don't know.

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IMO, contact the shop. Get things resolved, and see if you can work out a deal on warranty on labor if the BO fail do to incorrect installation.
I don't think any shop would own up to incorrect installation especially when its modified. They did take their time with re assembly.

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