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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:36 pm 
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hey i went to ford and got a rough quote on getting the headgasket changed on my car and they say around $1000 including labour does that sound right they will shave the head and all this other s**t, i went to ultratune and they said $415 all up including labour

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:49 pm 
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yeh, 1000 sounds about the normal price. Mind you, the materials only cost about $70 bucks. Thats why i'm doin it myself.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:00 pm 
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yep for a full ehad gasket change and all the otehr seals and head machines its costing me $255

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:20 pm 
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where u getting it that cheap?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:25 pm 
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One of my dad mates, does head reconditioning and engine rebulds ect.. so thast why im gettign it so cheap..

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:56 am 
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IMO I'd stay away from Ultra tune, Ive seen them do LOTS of damage to a car when replacing the head gasket .

I say a price would be about $800 ..

Cos its not just a matter of replacing the head gasket, and shaving the head .

head SHOULD be crack tested, vavles checked for clearance, lifters re-done, new vavle stem seals,

Plus then you got a gasket kit on that, and labour .

Taking the head on and off is really not that hard at all .. But I'd be taking the head to someone who can at LEAST crack tested . and machined .
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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:15 am 
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Cost me around $400 doing it myself. Included VRS kit, head bolts, head machined and crack tested, valve stem seals replaced and radiator flushed/pressure tested.
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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:41 pm 
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ok thanx, i will book it into ford nex week, yeah utlra tune seem a bit dodge,

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:04 pm 
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Wicksy, invite a mate over one afternoon who has a bit of nous when it comes to cars and it'll cost you $90 including a slab of beer for you and your mate to do it in an afternoon.

You don't want to be spending too much on a car when you can just get another one of the same type for a few hundred dollars without head probs
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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:57 pm 
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My advice is when doing a head gasket change,
1: double check everything
2: remove as much coolant as you can
3: when the heads on and ready to run, just install demineralized water no coolant. Run with this for a few days THEN install an inhibitor eg. tectaloy ultra cool gold (1Lt/15Lt)
This way no chemicals will interupt in the 'baking' of the new gasket.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:19 am 
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n also make sure the cylinder head surface making contact withe the surface of the block are both as smooth and clean as a "Marble floor" with absolutly no old gasket s**t remaining... so your new haskets seals properly...

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:56 am 
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see i have only jsut moved up here and still dont know anybody yet :( but i will still book it in i gotta get roadworthy done on it too, then its time for the serious mods to come

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:56 am 
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see i have only jsut moved up here and still dont know anybody yet :( but i will still book it in i gotta get roadworthy done on it too, then its time for the serious mods to come

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:47 pm 
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A paid $1100 for mine all done right the first time. It included getting it crack & pressure tested, sending radiator off to specialist to get flushed out etc

 

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