It's done... anybody wanna guess on the $$$ it takes to get it out of jail?
Full in-frame...six cyl. packs, rods, mains, rebuild the head, clean/reuse injectors, new oil pump spring/check valve, new exhaust flange on turbo with new flex pipe, new cam sensor, new spacer plate between the head and block, new t-stat, new rad. cap, 10 gallons CAT ELC, 11 Gals Delvac, oil filter, fuel filter, 4 air to air silicone hoses, 6 exhaust sleeves, 12 ex. studs, new thrust bearing, new thermocouple for the pyrometer, new rad. hoses and top rad. tube, misc nuts, bolts, clamps, shop supplies... and labor.
Here's a few hints... the head work cost $1026.02... and the (6) cylinder packs cost $3,267.24. All major parts were genuine CAT.
The shop that did the work is an independent outfit... not a dealer or CAT factory branch... figure that in your estimate.
Cummins recently advertised a pre-emission ISX in-frame with similar parts fpr $11,900.00 plus small parts, oil, coolant, filters, misc shop supplies. detroit had a similar deal for a Series 60 priced at $10,900 plus extras as mentioned above.
Let's make this interesting... the person to guess the closest gets a brand spanking new Peterbilt hat fresh from the Pete store... since Pete parts are so expensive the value of the hat should be around $250.00!!!
OK guys...let 'er rip. The contest ends 9/30/2010 11:59PM CDT and I'll announce the winner shortly afterward... the winner will have to PM me with his address and I'll ship it out USPS...anywhere in the world!!!!