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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:28 pm 
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Took my car to Auto Bahn, today apparently gonna cost around $1200 to change the head gasket becuase coolant sprayed into the exhaust manifold and they have to get it machine or s**t to engineering place, my car was running fine but kept asking for coolant everytime i put some in it would spit it outta the bottle and overflow out, (leak out... )
anyone had the problem b4 and how much they got quoted apperently my head bolts could have snap wat r the chances of that happening???

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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:35 pm 
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it's quite common with the e series,,have a look around i have heard of people getting the head done for under a grand,,or do it your self.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:44 pm 
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I did it myself, cost about $60 for the gasket, $40 for the parts I broke, $50 in tools I didn't have. Oh, and also a month of my life. How does he know your headbolts might be snapped, did he already remove the rocker cover and gear?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:07 pm 
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If you have a decently stocked tool box it should cost less than $500 to do yourself and that includes getting the head welded and machined. Definately shop around because prices can vary from $750+.

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Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:02 am 
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I was planning on replacing the Head gasket on my EL if it ever blew...is it hard to do? cause i was going to put a cam in as well as the AU head gasket and while the head is off get it shaved a couple of thou.......im still keen on doing it myself though the tech doco tim and frank started never really saw the light....could someone do a doco for us noobs?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:43 am 
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If you can replace the cam then the head gasket is only a few extra bolts, ie take off the intake and exhaust and remove the head, voila!.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:03 pm 
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MacGyver wrote:
If you can replace the cam then the head gasket is only a few extra bolts, ie take off the intake and exhaust and remove the head, voila!.


....i shall keep that in mind :D though i might need a hand one day from one of u fellas on ur spare time :P

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