Blown Head Gasket - Land Rover Forums - Land Rover Enthusiast Forum
 


Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-10-2010, 10:11 PM
imike1007's Avatar
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Weston, FL
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Blown Head Gasket

WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! She was doing so well.

I need to get my truck repaired. I am handy but have no time to do it myself. Does anyone know where I can get her repaired. I would love to deal with a honest mechanic that is good and affordable. How much does it cost to do this kind of repair?

I was told to replace the engine that it would be cheaper. That doesn't make sense is it true?

If you have suggestions, I am open to them. Give me a price for ideas.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-10-2010, 10:35 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Head gasket jobs run anywhere from $1000 to $3500. If the shop you choose does not know rovers be sure to do your research and be sure they do correctly. You can DIY for $400.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-10-2010, 10:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 676
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am not exactly sure how much it cost to replace the head gaskets but I am sure that they cost less than replacing the engine. As for having it repaired, check with The British Rover Company. I don't know if they are honest and reasonable but they specialize in Land Rovers and are located in Broward County.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-11-2010, 12:45 AM
bosshogt's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,091
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

iMike1007,
If its any consolation, I would say @ 140,000 miles on your head gaskets is a great run for an original LR part. Some poor folks bite the dust at 60k

Last edited by bosshogt; 12-11-2010 at 01:12 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-11-2010, 07:48 AM
Disco Mike's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 25,712
Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 30 Posts
Default

Flat rate is about 11 hours labor plus parts so don't let someone charge you over $1600 plus new plug wires.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-12-2010, 10:17 AM
oysterhead's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 733
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Be sure to ask if the price includes rebuilding the heads.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-13-2010, 01:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Rocklin,CA
Posts: 246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

A replacement or used motor is definitely not cheaper than the headgasket repair. I was just pricing out used motors on Fri, they are averaging $3000-4000.00 right now here in CA. My ticking noise is getting worse, so I am hoping for the best but may need to plan for the worse.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-13-2010, 09:45 AM
souljad9's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 210
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bosshogt View Post
iMike1007,
If its any consolation, I would say @ 140,000 miles on your head gaskets is a great run for an original LR part. Some poor folks bite the dust at 60k
My head gasket started leaking at around 40k.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-14-2010, 02:14 PM
2001SE7's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by discoboy View Post
A replacement or used motor is definitely not cheaper than the headgasket repair. I was just pricing out used motors on Fri, they are averaging $3000-4000.00 right now here in CA. My ticking noise is getting worse, so I am hoping for the best but may need to plan for the worse.
Hi, isn't it a possibility the ticking is just a lifter? I need to do the top end on my Disco II because of overheating (blown head gasket) praying a sleeve hasn't dropped or cracked; I have seen some used/tested/warrantee motors on eBay "buy it now" for less than $1500.00 including shipping. Any suggestions where I should buy the gasket kit & head bolts ? Thanks.

Last edited by 2001SE7; 12-28-2010 at 07:55 AM. Reason: typo.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-14-2010, 04:21 PM
2001SE7's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Mike I read the post by Chongo about why head gaskets fail. I read it thoroughly but still don't understand what will prevent the new gasket to fail for the same reason. Was the fix the adhesive on the new gaskets or his technique of the final torque of the head bolts to 68-72 ft lbs instead of the additional 90 Deg turn? I surely want to do everything I can to fix this the first time. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blown Head Gasket StevenDiscoII Discovery II 23 08-11-2009 04:48 AM
Blown head gasket Tamango General Tech Help 4 05-16-2008 06:20 PM
blown head gasket 94disco3.9 Discovery II 10 05-13-2008 06:06 PM
96 disco blown head gasket kevbo Discovery II 7 08-30-2007 06:30 AM
AHHHH! Blown head gasket help. Qtiep Discovery II 10 01-30-2007 05:07 PM


Tags
blown, cost, discovery, diy, gasket, gaskets, head, ii, land, landrover, range, repair, replace, replacing, rover

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:19 PM.


LAND ROVER and its logo are the registered trademarks of Land Rover. Land Rover is not affiliated with LandRoverForums.com.