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96 head gasket

05-30-2010, 11:14 PM
My car kept overheating and losing coolant.I have a 4.6 L Northstar engine. I was told by a mechanic that it failed a block pressure test,and it would cost $2400 to pull out the engine and replace the head gasket.Is that a reasonable price? Do they have to take out the engine to do that?

05-31-2010, 08:42 AM
Both head gaskets, correct, that seems somewhat high. Here the job is about 1800.00

06-02-2010, 03:04 PM
Make sure they fix the threads in the headbolt holes. They pull out causing the gasket to go bad.

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