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Old 02-23-06, 05:26 PM
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How long does a head gasket change take? There is a '93 in the classified for $100 with a blown HG about 30 miles away. 2.0 or 2.2 4 cyl 4 door. is it worth it?
 

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Old 02-23-06, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Fix-a-Chevy
How long does a head gasket change take? There is a '93 in the classified for $100 with a blown HG about 30 miles away. 2.0 or 2.2 4 cyl 4 door. is it worth it?


Check overall condition of car , it sounds like you could be buying somebody else's problem
 
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Old 02-24-06, 04:08 AM
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you should check mileage on the engine if more than 130,000 its probably not worth repairing the engine, and if the head gasket has allowed any coolant to get into the crankase it will probably require an engine rebuild to fix.
head gaskets on the 2.2 is very common and is not all that hard to replace but even doing it yourself you will have around 200 dollars wrapped up into parts and machine shop.
if having a shop repair the head gasket you can easily spend 600 or more depending on labor rates in your area.
 
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Old 02-24-06, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Fix-a-Chevy
How long does a head gasket change take? There is a '93 in the classified for $100 with a blown HG about 30 miles away. 2.0 or 2.2 4 cyl 4 door. is it worth it?
It can be done in a weekend.Yes I think its worth it if body is in fair shape. Are you good at repairs if so, go for it.
 
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