During stardate Thu, 13 Oct 2005 08:45:09 GMT, rads
<email@example.com> uttered the
>On 13 Oct 2005 01:27:34 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>my h.G has gone and have been quoted £600 to fix is this outragous or
>>o.k?? please respond to email@example.com
>It probably depends on if youve got a 2005 RR Sport or a 1950s series
>Little more info appreciated!
I did the head gasket on my 1990 Rangie twice.. VM diesel. On the
first occasion I was quoted £500 plus for it to be done by the
Landrover main Agent "Evans Halshaw" as they were then.
I thought it must be a muther of a job so I bought a workshop manual
(£60 incl my model), the parts around £100 all in and a Ford Sierra to
run around in (cheaper than hiring a car!) because it must take
forever it Landrover quoted that much.
I had it done the first time in one evening!
Second time I did a bit more engine rebuilding, pistions, shells etc
and recon Turbo. and I reckon that came in around £500 - £600 for all
the bit and engineering work. Engine was fantastic after that, no more
Piston slap and ran like new.
Just my experience. If you are hand with spanners then give it a go.
You could end up stuck with a snapped or siezed bolt but that is the
chance you take.
In contrast Percy (SIIA) cost £40 to sort when he had a 2 1/4 petrol
Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.
'76 101 Camper
'64 88" IIa V8 Auto
'97 Disco ES Auto LPG'd