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6.0L cooler and studs, Cost, options?
Hello all, My father In-laws 06 6.0l started puffing a little white smoke on start up the other day, and progressed to rolling white smoke constantly. Local Mech. took a look and thought it was headgaskets, but was to busy to tackle the job. So took it to ford and the tech there thinks that headgaskets are good but that the coolers are needing replaced.
Lady in the front at ford was a little confused on what it should cost and just added both jobs together for a total of like $4700, (2500 for gaskets and 2200 for coolers). That is parts and labor for each seperate. How do those prices seperate seem. I have an understanding of what each job takes but say if you did the coolers, what addition labor is needed for gaskets. As of now ford says that since he thinks it is the coolers they will replace them, and if the gaskets need replaced after it is back together, they will take 500 off of labor for the gaskets.
If it were my personal truck I would most likely delete, but I am assuming he will want to keep it standard, also assuming ford tech wont delete. So that is out of the question.
I would like to hear more on what some think about all of this? On what prices of parts for both coolers and gasket jobs, what labor hours are for jobs seperate and together, and any other info you guys want to toss my way.