How much did your last in-frame cost?

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Krooser, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Krooser

    Krooser Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Mine 3406E just got finshed today... I will pick it up Tuesday.

    So how much did your last in-frame overhaul cost? Cat, Cummins or Detroit.

    After I get some feedback I will let you know how much this one ran... of course CAT parts are very expensive...

    Just curious...
  2. C16KIWI

    C16KIWI Medium Load Member

    Jun 14, 2008
    New Zealand
    Mine was done 2 months ago $37500 (nzd) about $26000 usd.

    Thats with new block,head,exhaust manifold as well.
  3. heavyhaulerss

    heavyhaulerss Road Train Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    mine was done aprox 4-5 months ago. 95' ser 60 det. $6800 plus tax.because of the low cost I did have other things done that was not included in the inframe cost, but the inframe was as stated. it was done at a local private shop in business for over 20 years.
  4. josh.c

    josh.c Road Train Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Knoxville, Tn
    I think my tongue-in-cheek detector just went off..
  5. Thumper

    Thumper Medium Load Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    The detroit I had in my car hauler 4 years ago blew in medford oregon and after sittin aweek ended up payin 27500 then before I got out of the parking lot the eletric brain died and cost another 2k for that :biggrin_25521:
  6. Thumper

    Thumper Medium Load Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Sorry mine wasnt inframe was a crate because block was toast they said
  7. grizzly

    grizzly Medium Load Member

    Aug 27, 2008
    Layton, Ut
    Mine was done last month. $7400 with a new head.
  8. Krooser

    Krooser Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Not really.... but it certainly wasn't the disaster a lot of guys would think it would be.

    Cummins recently had a special on pre-emission ('03) ISX engines...$11,400 I believe (may have been $11,900?)... and I saw an ad from a Detroit engine shop that would do Series 60 12.7 for $10,900. I have seen Detroit in-frames advertised at a lower price a few years ago... not sure what changed.

    Both of these offers were for cylinder packs, re-con head, rods, mains, oil pump and gaskets with labor as I recall. Lube oil, coolant, misc. parts and shop supplies were extra. They did not include a new water pump or turbo.

    Everyone who has had to pay for an in-frame knows that all the little stuff really adds up... nuts, bolts, clamps, misc. gaskets, etc. A lot of these small items can be reused but sometimes it pays to install new to avert a future repair bill down the road. And shop rates of $90.00 per hour and higher sure can make it expensive.
  9. 112racing

    112racing Road Train Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    pocono's, pa
    buddy had his 3406e 2ws done 2 months ago complete , new oil pump, head, air compressor new jake kit $11,500 give or take

    2 year 200,000 mile warranty........
  10. Les2

    Les2 Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    kicked back in my lazyboy...
    I did what they call a poor mans overhaul for right around 3k, in my garage.

    Almost forgot.... 3406B motor. Cat parts are expensive, but the key is to call around to different dealers. I got my parts thru freightliner cheaper than I could at cat. The labor is where thry really hammer you!
    Dominick253 Thanks this.
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