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Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:28 pm 
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Yes i know these posts are annoying but how much would it roughly cost for a head gasket change? Hoping nothing else is too much wrong...

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:31 pm 
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professionally about a grand from what other fellows say........me personally would do it myself for like the cost of the gasket say 45 dollars gasket goo 12 dollars extractor gasket 19 dollars yeah......

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:32 pm 
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its around 800- 1000 at a machanics shop

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:34 pm 
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didnt think it would be that much... Is that mostly labour? Looks like im gonna have to do it myself... luckily ill have help from a mechanic mate...

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:38 pm 
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its like 500 in labour around 160- 200 for a head sevice then you have head gasket intake gasket and exaushst gaskets and water gasket then head bolts

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:16 pm 
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Got some1 comming ova to help. Should 2 amateurs be able no knock this ova in 1 day? if not a weekend maybe? Dont wanna start it and then run out of time... I have a workshop manual and all the tools i need so should be right

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:11 pm 
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yeah if ya get stuck into it a day it can be done if ya goin 2 be drinkin ect alow 2 lol

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:44 pm 
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ebturb wrote:
yeah if ya get stuck into it a day it can be done if ya goin 2 be drinkin ect alow 2 lol

2 days it is :D Prob would just take it off 1 day and put it on the next...

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:12 pm 
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Don't put it back on without getting the head surfaced, or you may end up doing it twice, i've seen it too many times.
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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:16 pm 
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Walker wrote:
Don't put it back on without getting the head surfaced, or you may end up doing it twice, i've seen it too many times.


Damn straight! do it right the first time and you'll have no hassles! 1 day, two amateurs... easy! Just a lot of time consuming spanner and fiddly work...

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:43 pm 
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I am continuing the head gasket thread in the Tech Doco section. It doesn't look that hard, it's just time consuming.

And yes...you got to get the head sent out and resurfaced. If it is warped you'll just blow another gasket and have to do it again as Walker mentioned.

Should be able to do it in 2 days...that's if the head was already sent out and surfaced/checked and such.

I am allowing myself 7 days to do the job since I most likely would run into trouble or get some things done to the head.

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EDIT: and to answer your question...about $1000-1200 for a mechanic to do it. Or about $500 to do it yourself, that would include sending out the head and getting it resurfaced, a VRS kit and nick nacks (glue stuff, oil etc.)

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:56 am 
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Hi There
Just one more thing if you don't already have it......
Use a good quality 14mm single hex, IMPACT socket
for the head bolts, or risk rounding the bolts or cracking
a thinner socket.

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