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OwnershipWhat's a head gasket? And why does it cost so much to fix?

02:45  15 february  2019
02:45  15 february  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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What is a blown head gasket ? A head gasket seals the bottom half of the engine to the head . How much does a head gasket cost ? You probably hear you need a new head gasket and immediately see dollar signs. Head gasket repairs cost between ,000 and ,000, sometimes even more .

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I hate head gaskets.

That may seem like an impractical statement about a part that allows the two halves of your engine to work together, but it's a part that fails spectacularly, expensively and all too often in an era when little else fails on modern cars.

The head gasket is a piece of thin material with a lot of holes in it.

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The wafer thin head gasket may look like an incidental part of your car's engine, but it keeps everything running.

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The cost to fix a blown head gasket can only be firmly determined once the head is off. At the least the head will need to be surfaced to flatten it At this point if I lost a head gasket I might walk away from the car, I could call in a favor and potentially do it myself, but not sure that’ s worth it for my cars.

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It seals the engine head, where the valves reside, to the engine block where the pistons live. It prevents compression, combustion, oil and coolant from escaping or mixing with each other in the channels running between the two major assemblies of the engine.

When even a small part of the head gasket is breached, or "blown," your car will run poorly -- if at all -- spewing white or blue smoke from the tailpipe and burning through a lot of oil, coolant or both.

The repair is to replace the gasket entirely, which involves removing about half of the engine to get to it. And when you've invested the labor to tear down the engine that far you often address other things like valve reconditioning, timing chain replacement, water pump service, or intake and exhaust gaskets. That's why a head gasket job is seldom just that. It usually starts around a grand and can easily hit several thousand dollars.

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Subaru forester what is a reasonable to pay new gasket in 2003 cost replacement? outback replacement worth it ? reddit. Head gasket repair cost bluedevil products. Miles, awd body in excis it worth fixing ? . Many of the components removed, like 23 jan 2015 find out why a blown head gasket can cost so How much , roughly does a headgasket repair on 2001 bugeye wrx cost ?

Head Gaskets on the little TU engines are not that hard to do compared to a lot of cars, it also depends if your head Much better with older cars and their iron gaskets , hardly ever went wrong compared to the lol that' s nearly as bad as saying " why does it cost so much to replace the big end bearings?"

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Easiest way to avoid this expensive nightmare? Get an electric car. They don't have engine blocks, cylinder heads or head gaskets mating the two. Problem solved.

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