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Old 03-05-2014, 02:15 PM   #1
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Blown head gasket shop repair cost?

So I have white smoke coming out of my exhaust and it shakes a bit when turned on so I figured head gasket. So my question is how expensive is it for a head gasket repair?
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I think every location may be different. Have you thought about trying it yourself? With all of the great advise I get on all of the forums I have been able to tackle every issue myself, most of which I thought were way above my skill level and had great results. Amazing how much money I was able to put towards upgrades when I didn't spend it at at a shop.
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This is the first time takin it to a shop I do all my work I'm kinda sick of it I rather pay depending on cost bit I might if my quote is to much
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Honestly, if it's bad and you need the block trued, it's expensive. If it's minor, and you think you can get away with just replacing the gasket... You could get away with about 300$ in parts. Head gaskets are serious work. If you are confident, and are good following directions, it is doable, but there are a lot of things you could screw up. At the end of the day, it comes down to your ability level, if you're having a shop do it. Get a couple grand set aside.
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Where are u located I'm always willing to help out a fellow mustang driver I have a shop in houston and I'll cut u a solid deal
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HG is easy on a 5.0. Buy a chiltons and go step by step and you are good to go. Should take a day if you have the tools. Make sure you buy ARP head bolts or studs though.

First off though, make sure its the HG, could be the valve stem seals leaking. Leakdown test will pinpoint which cylinder(s) have issues though.
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It's sw of houston actually in needville I'm like 35 mins to an hr from houston depending which side of houston your on my shop is 36 auto and transmission off hwy 36 which is right off of 59
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We specialize in ford.... Especially mustangs being that pretty much everyone here has one lol the actual owner of the shop has three ranging from a 60s model fastback to two 80's model fox bodies .... And I have an sn-95 I run the place so come holla at me man
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