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Old 12-26-2009, 05:15 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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How much to replace head gasket

Just curious as to how much it cost to replace a blown head gasket? Hoepfully i dont have this problem anytime soon.... is there a way for the dealer or even myself to check to see what kind of shape the head gasket is in...or if it is going bad?
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:36 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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It usually takes about 30 hours for both. My shop removes the engine to do it.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:42 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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piss on that i changed mine in 2 days total working on the truck it took longer to get the heads redone and the parts. it cost me 4200 bucks, but i had to replace everything i ran mine forever blown.gaskets are 100 bucks a peice,ARP studs are 700 and new seals around 150 depending on what you think you need to change. so probly around 1000 bucks.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:44 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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What took you the most time? It's always the turbo that seems to go slower than it should for us.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:14 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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i left the turbo on, the bridge for the intake is what was a PITA. i had a pretty hard time gettin the rad. support back in too.
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Suspension- leveled, PAC Brake air bags
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