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 Post subject: HELP
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:30 pm 
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i just had my car in at the mechanic and have been informed that the head gasket needs to be replaced, Right hand front upper control arm bushes needs replacing, front shockers leaking oil and i was wondering whether it would be a good idea to just go to the wrecker to get these parts besides the head gasket as this has happened at the worst time for me and i really dont have the money. Any suggestions would be appreciated as the mechanic has quoted around $2000
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Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:13 pm 
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Hi.

Are you able to do any of the mechanical work yourself? It is the Labour of the Mechanic that really ups the cost.

Depending on how attached you are to the car, it may well be cheaper to buy another E Series. Or source another engine complete, and swap it in.

How much are the front shocks as supplied by the mechanic? It may be cheaper to source some off Ebay.

If you are near to other members who are mechanically minded, they may be able to assist with some of the repairs.

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 Post subject: Re: HELP
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:45 pm 
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$2000, is cheap....IF, thats parts & labour.......
A head gasket job ( if done properly ) is anywhere from $1200 to $1800, depending on how much repairing the head needs ( welding up corossion damage ), vacuum check valve seats ( whether to regrind valves & seats)......the list goes on.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:07 pm 
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hi yeah i have some family members that can do the work for me i just needed to know whether i should go to the wreckers to get ther parts.

yeah i have everything i want done to the car but these couple of things so i would prefer to keep the car and just fix it
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