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Old 11-24-2003, 04:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The dreaded blown head gasket has happened . Which leaves me in a quandary when the car is worth as little as 1000

How much can I expect to pay for this?

Roughly how much labour is involved ignoring the skim?

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Old 11-24-2003, 04:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ouch i dunno man probably atleast an 8 hour job..
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Old 11-25-2003, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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anyone had this?
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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do you have water in the oil? or a serious overheat?
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There was no oil in the water, just plumes of steam in the exhaust and using coolant

Got it fixed now thankfully, needed a thermostat too

Now, just the lighting module, the front shox and some tyres

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how many hours in labour did it run you? just to share with the other members so if it happens to them they can see it for themselves.
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Old 12-05-2003, 04:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi again

I have been very very very fortunate, a friend of a friend who happens to work for BMW did it for me in his own time and charged me considerably less than BMW, or a private garage would have done for doing it - as such I felt it would be a bit cheeky to ask how many hours he spent in case he took it the wrong way

Parts - gasket set, antifreeze, etc (needed a thermostat too) came to 130-140

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cool, glad to see thats its all fixed.. enjoy
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