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Just curious how money comes out of your pockets to repair a blown head gasket. Just a ballpark figure. Thanks.
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On my 2.5l it was around $600 with labor. When they do the repair they have to take off the whole intake....quite the process.
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Thanks Bryan. Some guy is selling a red 1990 Nissan 240SX hatch for $200 with a blown head gasket.
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Has to be more wrong with it.
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For only $200 I would say so. I would have to check it out thoroughly in and out of this car.
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$200.
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What do you guys think of using something like Thermagasket? It's about $100 bucks and is supposed to seal only at the heated points (i.e. leaks) and not gunk up your engine.

I know most people on here are good wrenches but for those of us who don't want to mess up their cars by taking them apart - is this a real alternative?
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$200 sounds like a good price, but you might want to make sure that the Head isn't warped or something more is wrong with that car.

if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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What do you guys think of using something like Thermagasket? It's about $100 bucks and is supposed to seal only at the heated points (i.e. leaks) and not gunk up your engine.

I know most people on here are good wrenches but for those of us who don't want to mess up their cars by taking them apart - is this a real alternative?
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I wouldn't think so....all too often these things end up being a gimmick. I would spend the extra money to have issues repaired correctly by replacing worn parts.
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Also if too much antifreeze got in the engine and it overheat quite a bit yout either going to end up with a hydrolocked engine or siezed
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