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    3,000rpm (Grandma Drag) 2stush's Avatar
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    how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    my girlfriends car leaks oil, not to much but enough for concern, she was told it was the head gasket, and was quoted $1600,

    im not to sure if thats too much, sounds it to me, its a mitsi galant viento.

    any ideas of prices, and places around auckland to go to instead?

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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    Im not sure on the specifics for a mitsi but it sounds very high.
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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    Do not go back there, he's ripping you. Go around reputable garages, get some quotes. It's very unlikely an oil leak is coming from a head gasket.

    Most quotes will reflect that while doing any head work it's a good bet to replace a cam belt, but $1800 is over the top.
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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    Few years back I was going to get it done on my lancer.
    Got a few quotes for.
    Head gasket
    water pump
    cam belt
    head bolts
    coolant
    oil
    4 hours labour

    Mitis place wanted $1600
    sea view garage want $1000
    dodgy place I cant remember name wanted $800

    I did it myself for $310 but took me 2 days and I didnt do water pump and I reused old bolts.
    But no doubt prices have gone up since then as things do over the years.

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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    probably around a grand would be more realistic...what engine is it ???

    They are pigs to work on too btw.
    Could well be leaking from the head gasket being one of those.

    Better off selling it on TM (after a degrease etc) and investing in a d series civic or a corrolla

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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    Sounds about right, he'd have to reach up through the sump to get to the spark plugs, in order to remove the headgasket.

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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    Quote Originally Posted by DURTYEF3 View Post
    Sounds about right, he'd have to reach up through the sump to get to the spark plugs, in order to remove the headgasket.
    Yea it sounds like one of those scenarios!

    Just get quotes from as many places as possible. I'm sure even Honda wouldn't change $1600, $1600 is worth quite a few second hand motors!

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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    if its a v6, it will cost abit more than the average. they will get the head check and machined with new gaskets. should be around 900
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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    Quote Originally Posted by LS/VTEC View Post
    if its a v6, it will cost abit more than the average. they will get the head check and machined with new gaskets. should be around 900
    Yea I was imagining the V6 type also...pigs of cars

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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    theres usually hundreds of mitsi engines like the 2.0 6a12 and the 2.5 6a13 it would be alot cheaper to buy one and drop it in yourself. theres a twin turbo 2.5 for $850 (unknown k's tho) on trademe as a guide of what theyd be worth (2.0 n/a would be cheaper)
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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    found a place in manakau, 1000 including labour saved 600 so shes taking me to rotarua for the weekend

    thanks guys.

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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    post up the vids

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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    of what exactly drRubber?

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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    My V6 Galant was only $700 to do the gasket, and that was at the Mitsi dealership

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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2stush View Post
    of what exactly drRubber?

    LOL....nevermind

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    Re: how much should it cost to replace a head gasket?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trivium View Post
    My V6 Galant was only $700 to do the gasket, and that was at the Mitsi dealership
    Yeh, had a Mitis V6 Verada in Aussie (Diamante) and it cost AUD$550 for a headgasket job. But that was 6 years ago...

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