Blown head gasket repair cost can fluctuate dramatically from vehicle to vehicle. For example, a blown head gasket repair will usually be much more expensive for a diesel engine than it would be in on a similar gas engine. Similarly, an engine like a flat 4, V6 or V8 with 2 cylinder heads will cost more as you have 2 head gaskets to replace rather than 1 like a straight 4 or straight 6 cylinder engine will have.
Blown head gasket repair cost for your vehicle will also depend on some other factors like whether your vehicle has a timing belt or timing chain, the orientation of the engine and other factors that make the repair more or less difficult.
Blown head gasket repair costs can be difficult to estimate based on your vehicle since so many factors like the ones listed above. Other things to consider into the cost are the cost of the new parts you will need to purchase. If you plan on replacing the head gasket then obviously you will need to purchase one of those, but besides that, you may need a few other parts. For example, most of the other gaskets that will be removed in order to replace your head gasket may be damaged or destroyed during the removal process. This can include intake and exhaust manifold gaskets, valve cover gaskets, valley pan gaskets and even camshaft seals.
Also, there are some components that you should consider replacing as they are components or parts that will need to be removed in order to replace the head gasket so it can be cost effective to simply install new parts during the reassembly process to avoid having the do so much work again in the near future. This can include components like timing belts, or timing chains and guides, cam or crank shaft seals, and even valve guides and seals.
All the factors can really make blown head gasket repair cost rise out of reach very quickly. On some older or higher mileage vehicles, the cost of replacing a head gasket can quickly raise to more than the cost of purchasing a replacement vehicle.
Before you go towing your current vehicle to the junkyard, it’s important to consider another option besides replacing your head gasket. The cost certainly adds up when you start talking about tearing that far into the motor in your car, but what if there was a way to simply repair the blown head gasket in your vehicle? Luckily, today there is! BlueDevil Pour-N-Go Head Gasket Sealer creates a permanent seal at the leak in your head gasket keeping the coolant out of your combustion chamber and your engine running like normal. BlueDevil Pour-N-Go is an advanced sealing agent that forms a chemical weld rather than using particulates to simply clog the leak so it isn’t harmful to your engine and the seal is permanent. Also, BlueDevil Pour-N-Go is as easy to use as it sounds! Simply pour it into your vehicle’s radiator slowly while the vehicle is cold and idling and then put your radiator cap back on. If you need to, top off your cooling system with antifreeze and then drive like normal! BlueDevil will seek out and seal the leak in your head gasket as you drive.
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