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Reasonable HG & Stud Cost?

Called a shop around here...won't mention names but was quoted $5900 dollars for a headstud and gasket install. $3700 of that was in labor...

Is this outrageous in California? Looking for some place to go that is reasonable.
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Re: Reasonable HG & Stud Cost?

Seems pretty high. That would technically be 37 hours at $100/hour. Which would be almost a full work week. Seems like a performance diesel shop should be able to do it in a day maybe two at the most.

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Im gonna say that it seems pretty high to me.. its not that huge of a project..

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Re: Reasonable HG & Stud Cost?

if your getting it done, and done right, you should get your heads checked, which usually takes a day. but that does seem a little high. are you getting anything else done? could there be some other parts that are adding cost, ie: injectors, turbo, EGR delete, ect...?

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if your getting it done, and done right, you should get your heads checked, which usually takes a day. but that does seem a little high. are you getting anything else done? could there be some other parts that are adding cost, ie: injectors, turbo, EGR delete, ect...?
He said most of that was labor...

Which means they plan on having this thing in the shop for a week. Which i believe unless they got head stud and gasket mixed up with entire engine rebuild then the price is too high.

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He said most of that was labor...

Which means they plan on having this thing in the shop for a week. Which i believe unless they got head stud and gasket mixed up with entire engine rebuild then the price is too high.
I understand that, but even with 3700 dollars in labor, that leaves 2200 dollars in parts, subtract about 500 for studs and 400 for gaskets, that leaves 1300 dollars in other parts, where is the other money going?

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Seems pretty high. That would technically be 37 hours at $100/hour. Which would be almost a full work week. Seems like a performance diesel shop should be able to do it in a day maybe two at the most.
Have you ever done headstuds on a 6.0? It is a full week. It's a day to pull the cab and heads, day or so at the machine shop, day to do studs and day for reinstalling the cab, doing the ac and buttoning up. Although 37 hours is a lot. Most shops charge 25-30 depending on the machine shop services getting done. That's just my .02

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Just called the dealership and they will do if for 2250 which includes labor and gaskets and then 500 bucks for studs so a total of 2750.

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yeah i talked to the diesel tech a the ford dealer and he said let him know a couple weeks in advance and he would do it in his spare time on the weekend for 2000 and hes gunna do egr headstuds and injectors and i also asked the local diesel diesel shop thats has do work on my 7.3 and he said 2500 for labor so yeah thats to much

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Re: Reasonable HG & Stud Cost?

ya that is way expensive for labor, Im looking into getting mine done right now and the two shops I have talked to wanted around 2100 for labor. I think i might take mine to a ford diesel tech for him to do as a side job he charges almost half price
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