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Old 10-13-2005, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
gavinredman@hotmail.com
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my h.G has gone and have been quoted 600 to fix is this outragous or
o.k?? please respond to gavin.redman@enfield.gov.uk

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Old 10-13-2005, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: head gasket

On 13 Oct 2005 01:27:34 -0700, gavinredman@hotmail.com wrote:

>my h.G has gone and have been quoted 600 to fix is this outragous or
>o.k?? please respond to gavin.redman@enfield.gov.uk


It probably depends on if youve got a 2005 RR Sport or a 1950s series
LR.

Little more info appreciated!

David
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
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gavinredman@hotmail.com wrote:

> my h.G has gone and have been quoted 600 to fix is this outragous or
> o.k?? please respond to gavin.redman@enfield.gov.uk


Probably depends which landrover you are talking about.
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:01   #4 (permalink)
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During stardate Thu, 13 Oct 2005 08:45:09 GMT, rads
<radsxxunspamxx@xxunspamxxdavidradley.freeserve.co.uk> uttered the
imortal words:

>On 13 Oct 2005 01:27:34 -0700, gavinredman@hotmail.com wrote:
>
>>my h.G has gone and have been quoted 600 to fix is this outragous or
>>o.k?? please respond to gavin.redman@enfield.gov.uk

>
>It probably depends on if youve got a 2005 RR Sport or a 1950s series
>LR.
>
>Little more info appreciated!
>
>David


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
lump.

Lee D
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www.lrproject.com
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'64 88" IIa V8 Auto
'97 Disco ES Auto LPG'd
'01 Laguna
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:01   #5 (permalink)
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<gavinredman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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my h.G has gone and have been quoted 600 to fix is this outragous or
o.k?? please respond to gavin.redman@enfield.gov.uk

As others have said, depends which engine you've got.

I changed the gaskets on my 3.9 V8 myself. 30 for for the gasket set, 15
for new coolant, 6 for the Workshop CD from Ebay. Took about a day in
total (doing bits here and there) , though I'm sure an expert could do it in
just over half a day. So if they've quoted a day to do it then that sounds
about right. Then again, some hourly rates that garages charge these days
is extortionate..where we take our company cars, they charge 50 per hour +
VAT!

I'm handy with a spanner, but by no means an expert. Plus I have the luxury
of acces to other vehicles to get around in as the Rangie isnt my day-to-day
vehicle. So if you are mechanically minded give it a go....but don't blame
me if it goes tits up!!!


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Paul
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:01   #6 (permalink)
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"Pacman" <p_a_cherry@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:434e7b3c$0$17389$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com...
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> <gavinredman@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1129192054.124920.297520@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> my h.G has gone and have been quoted 600 to fix is this outragous or
> o.k?? please respond to gavin.redman@enfield.gov.uk
>
> As others have said, depends which engine you've got.
>
> I changed the gaskets on my 3.9 V8 myself. 30 for for the gasket set, 15 for new coolant, 6 for the
> Workshop CD from Ebay. Took about a day in total (doing bits here and there) , though I'm sure an expert
> could do it in just over half a day. So if they've quoted a day to do it then that sounds about right. Then
> again, some hourly rates that garages charge these days is extortionate..where we take our company cars,
> they charge 50 per hour + VAT!


That's not that bad I know of garages charging upwards of 85 per hour +
VAT and that's around Sheffield I'd hate to think how much they charge
down south

>
> I'm handy with a spanner, but by no means an expert. Plus I have the luxury of acces to other vehicles to
> get around in as the Rangie isnt my day-to-day vehicle. So if you are mechanically minded give it a
> go....but don't blame me if it goes tits up!!!
>
>

The book time for a 3.9 is 8.4 hours so if you take off the cost of gaskets,coolant
etc that leaves say 550 which works out at about 55 +vat per hour
so I'd say it's about right
If you want to do it yourself then it's easy as long as you take your time and use
a bit of common sense make sure everything is clean when it goes back on


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Andy

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Old 10-13-2005, 15:02   #7 (permalink)
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55 per hour ! that's cheap our local LR agent (Hunters in Kings Lynn)
quotes 75 for the free lander upto 125 per Hour for the Range Rover !!!


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Old 10-13-2005, 15:02   #8 (permalink)
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During stardate Thu, 13 Oct 2005 21:19:20 GMT, "Tony"
<Snoopy-NoSpam@tesco.net> uttered the imortal words:

>55 per hour ! that's cheap our local LR agent (Hunters in Kings Lynn)
>quotes 75 for the free lander upto 125 per Hour for the Range Rover !!!


Is the higher rate to reflect the need to feed the taller mechanics?

Remind me not to take the 101 threre!

Lee D
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Old 10-13-2005, 16:01   #9 (permalink)
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When my 94 Disco needed a head gasket it cost 300. My local LR garage
charges around 29 per hour.


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Old 10-14-2005, 02:01   #10 (permalink)
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rads wrote:

> On 13 Oct 2005 01:27:34 -0700, gavinredman@hotmail.com wrote:
>
>>my h.G has gone and have been quoted £600 to fix is this outragous or
>>o.k?? please respond to gavin.redman@enfield.gov.uk

>
> It probably depends on if youve got a 2005 RR Sport or a 1950s series
> LR.
>
> Little more info appreciated!


Well, I was once quoted £800 just to skim the head on my old Rover 820
which used the same basic engine as the MPi Disco, so that could be a
bargain!

P.

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