Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 12-21-2012, 07:29 AM
AWJ Services AWJ Services is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Ga
Posts: 4,141
Labor time is 16 hours. Ford manual recomends removing engine. Too remove the engine the Intake has to be removed and for heads to be removed valve covers have to be removed as well as front cover. There should be no additional labor charges for those leaks. Removing the cab or removing the engine is about the same time. There is no way I would put a reman engine in it. Just fix the head gasket. 2500 sounds about right for a dealer. This is not a hard repair. Sometimes the leak never really gets any worse so maybe waitr and see? My wifes 2003 Expedition has over 300k miles with no problems. They are good engines.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-21-2012, 07:44 AM
Landrus2's Avatar
Landrus2 Landrus2 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Big apple
Posts: 4,690
The truck is very low mileage for you to look for another truck. The dealer is a good place to have your work done. The price is crazy and if some bolts from Exhaust manifold break price will go up another 200 to 300 plus tax you looking at a repair cost of 3k. Parts for this repair are around 100 dollars. Look up some diesel work shops on your area they are the guys that might give you the best price. Good luck and keep us posted.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-21-2012, 09:07 AM
Monroe74 Monroe74 is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: south central PA
Posts: 321
Ford F-250, oil leak on the head gasket

2500 sounds about right at the dealership. You might want to have your spark plugs done while your there and have the heads out. Some have been know to break off while getting them out.
Look at your oil pan. The diesels the 7.3 and 6.0 rust from the outside in.
__________________
Do it better than the last Guy!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-21-2012, 09:52 AM
Roger Roger is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: McMurray, PA
Posts: 5,786
Thanks for the feedback!! I really appreciate hearing from those who have experience for something like this. I'm good at maintaining my mowers, trimmers, etc, but this is out of my league.

Any more thoughts?

I did check out the crate engines. They seem to be focused on performance applications. Driving my trailer/mowers through residential neighborhoods is not very exciting. Driving more than 40mph is pretty rare. "Laying rubber" was of interest 55 years ago, but now ... not so much.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-21-2012, 09:57 AM
sjessen sjessen is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Knoxville, Tn
Posts: 1,514
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger View Post
Thanks for the feedback!! I really appreciate hearing from those who have experience for something like this. I'm good at maintaining my mowers, trimmers, etc, but this is out of my league.

Any more thoughts?

I did check out the crate engines. They seem to be focused on performance applications. Driving my trailer/mowers through residential neighborhoods is not very exciting. Driving more than 40mph is pretty rare. "Laying rubber" was of interest 55 years ago, but now ... not so much.
There are some crate engines on Ebay.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-21-2012, 10:25 AM
slowleak1 slowleak1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: harvey LA
Posts: 442
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monroe74 View Post
I dont understand why the engine or the cab needs moved. I just replaced the head gaskets and put studs in my 04 350 with 6.0 diesel without doing either or removing the hvac housing. Sounds like they are trying stick it to you.
Im calling BS on this one. It is 100% IMPOSSIBLE to change head gaskets/studs without pulling the cab or motor.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-21-2012, 01:17 PM
dieselss dieselss is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: highland in
Posts: 452
Well if the tk is paid for, and its in good shape, I'd say go for it. Likelyhood that something else goes wrong,,,,that's a coin toss. The manifolds are common,,,make sure you request stainless steel nuts and studs. And fyi there replacing alotta gaskets when they tear it apart. Only a few they won't replace, oil pan, front and rear oil seals...
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-21-2012, 01:18 PM
dieselss dieselss is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: highland in
Posts: 452
Slow. I'm interested as well
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-21-2012, 06:31 PM
Monroe74 Monroe74 is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: south central PA
Posts: 321
Ford F-250, oil leak on the head gasket

Well mr slow leak please take a look on youtube and you will see with your own two eyes that it can be done as videoed by srmastertech.
I also have the ford shop manual that gives step by step instructions.
Lastly ford motor company doesnt pay for techs to remove cabs on superduties from 03-07 it wasnt till 08 that they started to pay on those model years and newer. Or if you like bring your truck on down here and ill show you.
If you have lift yeah sure removing the cab is nicer but it doesnt have to be done.
__________________
Do it better than the last Guy!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-21-2012, 06:38 PM
Monroe74 Monroe74 is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: south central PA
Posts: 321
Ford F-250, oil leak on the head gasket

As for installing the studs you dont install them into the block first. The four studs that have interference on the right you tie off so they dont stick thru the bottom. Then use an allen wrench to tighten then install the rest of your studs. On the left there are two studs that have interference that you would tie off and install the same way. It really isnt that hard
__________________
Do it better than the last Guy!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:24 PM.

Page generated in 0.08347 seconds with 7 queries