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Any Performance Diesel Shop's (6.0 Friendly) In Tampa Bay area?

In the event; when it happens and I need to do Head studs and Head Gasket's. Does anyone have an recommendations in the Tampa Area?

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I'm looking for the same thing. I'm in South County. Interested in finding someone that can do general repairs, as well as a history of satisfied customers who they've bulletproofed. Two shops keep coming up in my search:

6.0 Powerstroke Diesel Repair - Home
Has a lot of videos on Youtube of trucks they've worked on. Plus has references to bulletproofing on their website.

Greg Lane Automotive | Tampa, FL 33610
Seems to be an ex-Ford mechanic. Not much info.

Any experiences with these 2, or others in the area?
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6.0 Powerstroke Diesel Repair - Home
Has a lot of videos on Youtube of trucks they've worked on. Plus has references to bulletproofing on their website.[/QUOTE

Trucks on the way to that shop. He's located north of brandon ford on the right side of 301
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Just noticed this

new black onyx head gaskets

Most people will argue that there's a higher than desired failure rate with the BO gaskets and recommend using OEM gaskets.
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6.0 Powerstroke Diesel Repair - Home
Has a lot of videos on Youtube of trucks they've worked on. Plus has references to bulletproofing on their website.[/QUOTE

Trucks on the way to that shop. He's located north of brandon ford on the right side of 301
Yeah that's about 20 mins up 301 from me. May have to stop in and check him out this week.

What work are you getting done?
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I would ONLY be putting in OEM head gaskets in my rig

2005 F250 King Ranch Work Truck.

Studded and Deleted
175/30% Injectors from WARREN DIESEL!!
Barder Stage 2 Turbo
Warren Comp Tranny w/ PI TC
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He said he uses OEM Ford Head Gasket's at that shop. He has a $50hr flat rate.
His quotes:
EGR delete is $1k
* This includes labor and purchasing the EGR delete kit. Taking the turbo off and cleaning it and do something other preventative maintenance to include complete oil change and coolant flush.

Head Gasket with ARP's is $3500 and that includes the part's as well.


I'm having an issue with ICP/HPOP side of the truck. The truck is being towed up there.
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He said he uses OEM Ford Head Gasket's at that shop. He has a $50hr flat rate.
His quotes:
EGR delete is $1k
* This includes labor and purchasing the EGR delete kit. Taking the turbo off and cleaning it and do something other preventative maintenance to include complete oil change and coolant flush.

Head Gasket with ARP's is $3500 and that includes the part's as well.


I'm having an issue with ICP/HPOP side of the truck. The truck is being towed up there.
Interesting... Let us know how it works out.

I'm going to stop up there Tuesday and talk to him. I'm having a hot-start issue every now and then with my truck ('05 Excursion, '04 engine), and no power off a stop below 1500 RPM. Not sure if I've got an HPOP or FICM problem going on...
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I've met Joe before, and actually just talked with him this morning. He sounded like he knew what he was talking about and had a bunch of 6.0's in his shop. Like I said, I wouldn't hesitate to take my vehicle to him.

I also asked my friend about his availability for side work, and he has some free time if anyone is looking for another option. He's honest, he does great work, and he's reasonably priced.
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I'm about 2 hours south and have an ex ford tech that does awesome work and way cheaper than what I'm seeing you guys post let me know if you are interested he does all my 6.0l work. Quick turn around also
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