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jgrenell
05-27-2007, 12:17 PM
Don't know if this is a topic that has been covered or not...

I know I got a used engine put in my wifes Pontiac Sunfire for around $1500. So wondering what others have done when the headers needed work.

Thanks

jg

Ddubb
05-27-2007, 12:38 PM
Why do your headers need work / to be replaced ?

- Dan

jgrenell
05-27-2007, 01:30 PM
Considering buying a car that may need work. Just curious really.

jg

thunderkid84
05-27-2007, 02:23 PM
ummm...do you mean the heads need work ?? i wouldn't pull the whole engine out cuz my headers are bad.

jgrenell
05-27-2007, 03:27 PM
I mean cost wise. I have heard that getting headers done is around $1500. If it is only $500 more to buy a new engine and install it... Would it be worth it to just get a new engine, if your current one is high miles?

Just looking for opinions. and most likely my cost estimates are off on a new or rebuilt engine...

jg

racecougar
05-27-2007, 05:41 PM
I think you're confusing "headers" (an exhaust component) with "heads" or "headgaskets". Hence, everyone is wondering why you would even think of replacing the engine due to a header problem.

-Rod

jgrenell
05-27-2007, 06:02 PM
I think you're confusing "headers" (an exhaust component) with "heads" or "headgaskets". Hence, everyone is wondering why you would even think of replacing the engine due to a header problem.

-Rod


Indeed you are correct :o Headgaskets is what I mean.

jg

bigpoppa822
05-28-2007, 01:53 PM
I just got a remanufactured roller longblock for only $750. They usually cost around $2000, so if it costs $1500 to do just headgaskets and if you have a high mileage car, I'd go for the new motor.