View Full Version : Head gaskets?

04-14-2002, 03:08 PM
my sc was running a little hot lately and i figured it was the thermostat, so i ended up getting a coolant system check just to be safe, and i find out that its almost certain that i have a blown head gasket because of an internal leak. so im gonna get a compression test and find out forsure. but my question was , has anybody had there heads done? and how much am i looking at?

04-14-2002, 04:56 PM
If it's done at a dealer your almost certain to pay anywhere
from $1000-$1500.
Personally if I had access to another vehicle for a week or
two I would do it myself and save myself the $900 labor
Or maybe see if maybe Raj or Len could help you out.

Hope its not the head gaskets!
Good Luck!

Kick Ass Kolenc
04-14-2002, 06:04 PM
re % re head gaskets $500.00
Head gasket kit $273.00
Head bolt sets $38.50ea 77.00
Platinum Spark plugs $8.55ea 51.30
Plug Wire Set $88.95 (i think thats bull cause i saw stock ford wires on my car as far as i could tell that ~~~~in loser of a mechanic bastard!)
thermostat $8.50
then coolant, oil filter oil and hose clampse $40.00

TOTAL $1179.05 and i think i was payin a shop rate of bout 54 or 52 bells an hour.

len dunagan
04-14-2002, 07:26 PM
and don't forget getting the heads done . pressure checked 5 angel grind springs and plaining . this is a real fun job .. then you might be looking at o2 sensors. if i can be of help i am around the board. where are you located.

04-16-2002, 02:05 AM
its alright i apreciate the offer but i got it all lined up thanx anywayz!