T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
This happened to my EF, for getting a replacement head gasket, they have to machine your cylinder head (it's definitly better to) new head bolts come on and they have a kit called a VRS (Valve Regrind Kit) which includes all necessary gaskets for intake manifold, thermostat, head gasket etc.
All this would set you have around $1000 depending on the mechanic and what else they find wrong in the process.
Hope your car comes out all ok mate. I was the same as you when i was without my car for 5 days due to the repair.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)