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Old 01-15-2007, 11:28 PM
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what would you all estimate would be a fair price to replace a head gasket on a 2000 mustang gt?
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:37 PM
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why is yours blown?
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:43 PM
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i have no idea....[:@]
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:44 PM
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I've got a buddy (Ex Ford tech) doing a set on my family truckster (89 Windstar) for 500 bucks! If it needs head work, and yes, have them checked when they're off, expect to possibly double that.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:45 PM
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Do it yourself for $15!
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:02 PM
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Ya right? Have you priced head gaskets and bolts for these motors? I got Felpro gaskets and new bolts for somehere around $200. Maybe the coolant would be $15, but that's it.
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:13 PM
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You can expect to pay around $1000 for that job cuz it's a b***h and a half due to the overhead cams and angle of the engine. If your not sure that's what's wrong then I'd start with a good diag.
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:18 PM
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Ya right? Have you priced head gaskets and bolts for these motors? I got Felpro gaskets and new bolts for somehere around $200. Maybe the coolant would be $15, but that's it.
Actually, no. I was just going off what I've paid for them in the past, and i forgot you cant reuse these head bolts. I just replaced the head gaskets on a v6 s-10 and the gaskets were like 15, but like I said, I've never checked on these PLUS i forgot you have to buy new bolts.
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:22 PM
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Ok, cause I was like "what?'. These gaskets are way too expensive for some reason.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:31 PM
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so somewhere around $1000 would be about right? i got a quote which was double that, which is why i had to ask if that was the norm. while changing my spark plugs there was coolant in the cylinder, at first i thought it was a cracked intake manifold but took it to be pressure tested and they couldnt find any leak so the only other thing i could think of was a blown head gasket.
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