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Old July 13th, 2004, 04:47 PM
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Is this a good deal?

I took my 95 in for 60k service and the shop said that it had coolant leaking down the side of the engine and I needed a new head gasket, Also need U-joinst F&R and R rotors and pads So they said they give me a bulk deal for $2000. I know its need work but I never overheated. Should I just do it or get a 2nd opinion and is this a fair deal? Thanks
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Old July 13th, 2004, 04:59 PM
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Get second opinion. You should be able to see the coolant on the outside of the block by the rear cyclinders. My stealership gave me the same story. If your not over heating, I doubt you need head gaskets yet...

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Old July 13th, 2004, 04:59 PM
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I was quoted @ $1300 for a head gasket job for an overheating issue. I would get another opinion before commiting. I did and it cost me only a couple hunderd dollars to replace the viscus coupling and its been fine ever since. Much better than the $1300 and I would have still have the overheating problem.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 07:26 PM
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I was recently quoted $1300 to replace the head gasket and redo the heads while he was in there. But the wrench said not to even worry about it and just watch the engine temp gauge. So far in 95' weather no prob's.
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Old July 15th, 2004, 08:17 AM
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Head Gasket...

Speaking of replacing head gaskets - has anyone done this themselves? I am considering vs. giving the wrench $500-$700.

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Old July 15th, 2004, 08:49 AM
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I have talked to some that have, I have been told it is a 2 weekend job, the first weekend you disassemble everything, during the week you bring the heads to a shop so they can check to see if they are warped and if they are they can mill them flat. Then the second weekend you reassemble everything. The job can be done in a day by someone who has done it a couple times before as long as there are no problems. I say 2 weekends even though you could do it in one on your first try but then if you have problems you are not rushed. I think the biggest problem I hear allot is getting the head bolts out as they have to be torked in a citrine order and they are going into aluminum so they can get stripped and break fairly easy. One other thing, the best thing you can do for yourself is to clear a large area to put parts as you remove them. I think LRM just did an article on this a month or 2 ago.
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