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Looking for advice on dealer labor estimate and parts list
The last 3 times I drove my truck my fuel pressure dropped as low as 35psi after driving for an hour or so, but it always returns to 56psi plus after it's cooled off for a bit. I'm supposed to be driving the truck to South Carolina in a couple of weeks, so I took it to the dealer today to have them give it a good once over. Sure enough, my fuel pump is giving out when it gets hot. They also found that I have a random misfire under load, and are attributing that to injector problems caused by the low fuel pressure. It's still got the original injectors in it, and I've had minor stiction issues for a while. So, I'm thinking about biting the bullet and replacing the injectors. I plan to do the updated standpipes, and dummy plugs while I'm at it. They also found that my EGR valve is sticking open, my track bar is shot, and they recommended replacing my serpentine belt and CAC pipe boots.
So, I have a couple of questions for you guys. Can you look over my parts list and see if there's anything else I should be thinking about while I'm going this far? And, do these labor estimates seem reasonable? I feel like some of these labor times they've quoted may be redundant, as some of this stuff would likely have to come off already to get to the injectors, which they're already quoting 8.5 hours for. I've already found all of the parts from White Bear Lake for about $1150 less than the local dealer quoted.
Fuel Filters - 1.5
Serpentine Belt - 2.5
EGR Valve - 1
Injectors - 8.5
Valve Cover Gaskets
CAC Pipe Boots - 1.5
Fuel Pump - 1.7
Fuel Pump Pigtail
Track Bar - .5
Track Bar Ball Joint - 1.5
Stand Pipe and Dummy Plug Kit
I'm also planning to order the updated turbo feed and drain tubes. I figured since the turbo is already off, it shouldn't add much labor, if any. I was wondering if I should have them clean the turbo too. Nothing has been done to it since it was replaced under warranty 70K miles ago.
The truck is an '05 with 130K miles on it. It had the head gaskets, turbo, egr cooler, oil cooler, and glow plugs replaced under warranty at 60K miles. It's got Magnaflow turbo back exhaust, an IPR coolant filter, and an Edge CS2 on it. Other than that, the truck currently has all stock parts.
I need to get this stuff ordered ASAP so that I can get the work done between this stupid hurricane ending, and September 10th when I'm supposed to leave for SC. So, any advice on this list would be greatly appreciated. I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything, so I only have to order parts once.
2005 F350 6.0 CCLB SRW FX4 Lariat
Magnaflow 5" turbo back exhaust
Edge Insight CS2 w/ EGT and fuel pressure sensors
IPR coolant filter w/ manifold
Cat ELC coolant
Last edited by AudioEng03; 08-30-2019 at 06:03 PM.