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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-03, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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eek Coolant leak redux

Some of you out there would have read my posts about my EL Gli leaking coolant over night and a little while driving. Many people offered suggestions and advice, all of which is greatly appreciated.

Sadly, today I was given the bad news that the leak was due to the head gasket being blown. Does anyone know what this should cost to get fixed and how long it should take. Bayford in coburg (vic) quoted approx $1000 and 3 days work but I don't wanna take it back to them, I'm sure thats way over priced...


By the time I pay off my car loan I should be able to afford a BA

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Depends what they do. You get what you pay for. Ring around and get a few quotes. Sorry about the gasket, bit of bad engineering there.

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Most of it involves labor, so if you can do it yourself you can save a packet....

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I've been looking into this further today. Been given a pretty darn good quote from a friends friend... (you know the story) but havn't ruled out doing it myself yet

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I did mine just before christmas, i saved $700, by doing it myself.

Got the head shaved & vac tested for $40, i cleaned the ports, chambers, valves.

Parts/machining cost me $250, then i got the injectors serviced, $198, Steel .025" steel head gasket(from Jim Mock).

At the same time i put on a set of Jim Mock Headers.

For this job I was quoted around $1000, plus it gave me something to do whilst on leave.



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