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    Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    96 Cobra, how much to replace the head gasket would you say?
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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    I would think minimum of $500.00 if not more.
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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    answers my question...mine just blew today. trying to figure out how much it will cost compared to the headaches of doing it myself.
    If anyone has done it themselves, about how long did it take to do it?!? hours? days? any bit of info would help..
    *sorry to jack your thread

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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 727 COBRA
    answers my question...mine just blew today. trying to figure out how much it will cost compared to the headaches of doing it myself.
    If anyone has done it themselves, about how long did it take to do it?!? hours? days? any bit of info would help..
    *sorry to jack your thread
    well I replaced my head gaskets but i also did a complete motor swap at the same time so i dont know the time it would take just for head gaskets. its not to fun of a job though..

    you would need to lift the motor, take all the pulleys and the whole belt assembly off, timing chain cover, valve covers, timing chains, tensioners and chain guides then reinstall all of that plus get the timing right (not to hard if you don't move anything around or rotate the motor). id say you could knock it out in a weekend if you stuck with it.
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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    by myself it takes a solid day, and thats on a windsor based motor. i would guess for a modular it would take longer?
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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    so I got a ball park quote of 900-950 to change both head gaskets. thats parts and labor, assuming that it just needs the new head gaskets. How does that price sound to you guys? Still not sure if I want that guy to do it...or save some money doing it myself and maybe be able to spend the money i save on upgrading a few parts...While I'm in there, what would be a cheaper upgrade I can do?(I'ld like to go no more then $1000, maybe a little more, into this)
    Thanks in advance...sorry again for thread jacking

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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    Book say's 9 hours labor.
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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    For $900-$950, I would consider paying somebody. If you are not familiar with the inner workings of the mod motors, It could cost you more in the long run.

    Besides, if they screw up you have some sort of waranty. If you screw up, you get to do it again.
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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    yeah..I'm not comfortable with trying to work on it myself without having another engine waiting, just in case. I'll most likely(79%) sure take it to him. Hopefully he can hook up some extras as well..

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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    SHEEITT.....
    i went to ford the other day, and them bastaards quoted me 1800+ dollars ....


    local mech told me 350- 500...heheehe gotta love lookin out for the lil guy...
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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    Gotta remember that the Ford Dealer is charging you a minimum of $80.00 an hour, most likely more.
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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snakebit
    local mech told me 350- 500...heheehe gotta love lookin out for the lil guy...
    Having the lowest common demononator working on your ride isn't always the best idea. Some shops charge 100 an hour because they're just that good, and it will only take them 6 hours. Some shops charge 45 an hour, and suck, it'll take them 23 hours... Be careful of who you turn your car over too.
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    Re: Labor cost to replace head gasket ?

    Quote Originally Posted by J.R.
    Quote Originally Posted by Snakebit
    local mech told me 350- 500...heheehe gotta love lookin out for the lil guy...
    Having the lowest common demononator working on your ride isn't always the best idea. Some shops charge 100 an hour because they're just that good, and it will only take them 6 hours. Some shops charge 45 an hour, and suck, it'll take them 23 hours... Be careful of who you turn your car over too.
    he is good, brian used to go to him.
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