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post #1 of 6 Old 03-09-2013, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Just checking to see if anyone knows of a good machine shop to check my heads when I decide to pull them. Someone familiar with the 6.0 heads and something close to NW Ga would be a plus.

Also, has anyone around here done their own headgaskets and studs? Only asking since I don't think I can afford to have a shop do them and wanted to know what I'm up against.

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I don't know of a machine shop in NW GA - but Reeves down here has always been good. I believe that they're a chain, check with your dealership and see if they have any recommendations.

Headstuds are a big job, but I've heard that it can be done by the average person... just lots of organization, labels, and patience will be required. If you're thinking about doing it at home, then you more than likely don't have a lift... there is a thread on here somewhere - where somebody did a "cab-on" stud installation.

Michael (sargar) and Lee (wright337) are certified mechanics and have done these jobs before. PM one of them and they may be able to help you out, in terms of advice.

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Not sure how NW you are but in the Snellville/Lilburn area is Ewing Automotive Machine Service. In Lilburn is Ball Machine on Arcado Road. At Road Atlanta is Engine Services.

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Slacks in Gainesville has a machine shop.

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Guys,
Thanks for the replies! I am in the Marietta area and have communicated with a couple of shops and the labor charges are going to force me to try this project myself.

Just ordered studs and I'm going to see if my Dad can get me a good price on OEM headgaskets. I am still not a 100% sure that my leaking coolant is head gaskets, but I figure if I'm going to dig in I might as well do the job right.

I don't have a lift, however I'm going to see if my Dad's shop might be an option. If not I have no issue tearing it apart in the back yard!
Thanks for the help so far.
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