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    Newbie Eastern NC has not yet proved knowledgeable
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    OK my daughter has a 2005 Elantra and it overheated and blew the head gasket.
    The mech said $3k to remove engine, replace head gasket, mill head, water pump, new bolts, and gaskets.
    I think this is outrageous.
    I plan on buying a manual, going to Auto zone and buying a head gasket, water pump, timing belt and replacing all of the above.
    Is there anything that I am missing, input welcome.

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    Default Re: Blown head Gasket

    That price does seem outrageous. You could swap a whole different engine in for less than $3K. I'm sure someone will be along shortly with an estimate of what it SHOULD cost.


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    Default Re: Blown head Gasket

    Total at my shop $1085. Thats removed, new head gasket, rebuilding the head, water pump, bolts, gaskets, front and rear seals, water pump, timing belt, labor and reassembly.
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    Default Re: Blown head Gasket

    Quote Originally Posted by TSmooth8403 View Post
    Total at my shop $1085. Thats removed, new head gasket, rebuilding the head, water pump, bolts, gaskets, front and rear seals, water pump, timing belt, labor and reassembly.
    My shop would charge about $1100 to remove the head, have it checked for warpage, cracks, mill the head, check the block deck, replace timing belt with tensioner/idler wheels, water pump, thermostat/water outlet gasket, plugs/wires, front seal, and dyno the car after reassembly.

    Engine does not need to be removed for this. Doing a Honda Accord head at the moment.

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    Default Re: Blown head Gasket

    1.1K is much more inline with what I thought was fair.....Thanks

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