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      Question Head Replacement Costs Sanity check...

      All,

      I FINALLY was able to get a mechanic who was able to diagnose what is wrong with my 2004 Aveo Sedan.

      The head that the guy I purchased the car from was purchased from "Clearwater Cylinder Head" or "Odessa Cylinder Head".

      I called them and they are willing to replace the head under warranty, but since I am not the person who purchased the head, they are going to make me pay shipping. My mechanic told me NOT to do it, but instead to use the head I have as a CORE, and buy a quality re-manufactured head.

      He found a head for $468.75 and told me that he could install it for this price:

      $470 - Head
      $100 - Shipping on head
      $150 - Head Gasket
      $ 80 - Oil, Oil filter and coolant
      $450 - Labor

      Total: $ 1,250.00

      Is that what you would expect to pay to replace a head??

      Anyone around the Massachusetts area that has these skills and would be willing to replace it for less??? :P

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      That doesn't sound all that unreasonable to me.

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      That's about 400 more than I anticipated.. How hard is a head replacement to do? My father went to auto mech school WAY back (late 1950s) in the day, so he has the skills to do the job, but he is a bit overwhelmed with this job.



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