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Old 08-10-2006, 09:20 PM
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i am in need of a head gasket repair. willing to pay for work to be done... $400 - $500. i am in northern montgomery county pa. this is my only transporation that i have and need to get back and forth to work everyday. if anyone can help please let me know.
 
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hey i would but im not that savy when it comes to my internals..im only experience with light work...thats just beyond my reach.....but hey guys shes from pa and needs a hand so if anyone can help her let her know she needs someone whos got some skills her crazy mechanic wants 1600 for the job...
 
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Welcome to the forum.
Sorry, I'm about 3000 miles away. I'm not real sure but I think $1600 is about twice the amount the job is worth...parts included.
A skilled mechanic should be able to do the job in about 8 hours.
Make a few phone calls and get more estimates.
See if the people you're talking to sound confident, you don't wanna deal with someone who's just guessing.
 
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Also just a thought, maybe call a few other local places since you know what the problem is and just ask them how much for the repair? Like I said to you the other day, thats a crazy price!
 
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for trying to help me. I guess I'm going to have to check into other garages for some more help. If anyone has any suggestion please let me know.

Thanks.
Michelle
 
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:17 AM
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dont be afraid to do it yourself, if you have the time to spare to do it.

its not a terribly difficult job, just time consuming. get a chilton manual and it will walk you through the whole thing. the only special tool you need other than a standard set of sockets is a torque wrench. autozone rents them out. it would cost you less than $100 to do it yourself. dont be afraid, its only nuts and bolts!!!
 
 
 
 
 
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