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how much does a blown head gasket cost

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SE1289

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:37 pm

I can buy a 98 camaro for 2500, but it has a blown head gasket. How much does it cost to fix?
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Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:38 pm

a whole lot. even more if you need to have machine-shop work done
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Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:39 pm

oo

well like..i might try and get him down to 2000, would it be worth it? to buy it with the blown head gasket
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Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:46 pm

Trade him a 20 year old can of Folgers coffee for it....
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Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:56 pm

lol
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Post Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:39 am

is it a v8? expect to spend between 500 and 1500 to ballpark it either way
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Post Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:09 am

v6
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Post Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:29 am

If its a V6 Camaro, pass it up. Look for a 350 Camaro, you can probably find one running for about the same price. $2500 for a 9 year old car that's not even drivable isn't a good price at all.
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Post Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:32 am

yea..i've figured that out, lol

i thought it was a v8..but it was a v6

i can only find v6's for my price rang..v8's are all above it..oh well.i.m just gonna save for the 09 camaro!
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Post Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:36 am

You'll find that if you get a 350 Camaro, life is alot easier, my Suburban has a 350, i put a head gasket, and a water pump on it by myself in my drive way in about 3.5 hours. 350's are SOOOO easy to fix. And theres no point in getting the Camaro unless its got the small-block chevy. Then you can get some flow-master's on it.

A girl with a 350 Camaro w/ a kick-ass exhaust, you'll be few and far between. haha
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Post Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:51 am

lol

i will only buy 3 types of cars


pontiac..and chevys..wait two types..lol

i plan on getting the 09 camaro when it comes back out

and then when im rich in 15 years...i'm going to have a big show room full of muscle cars!

but iwant a camaro NOW!...lol
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Post Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:16 am

you could do the headgaskets on the 3.8 for less than 500. And 3.8's are pretty easy to work on. I would question if it is really the head gaskets though, it is fairly rare for a 3.8 to blow them
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Post Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:46 am

corvettecrazy wrote:
you could do the headgaskets on the 3.8 for less than 500. And 3.8's are pretty easy to work on. I would question if it is really the head gaskets though, it is fairly rare for a 3.8 to blow them


When i see a Chevy with blown head gaskets/tranny problems, i know its been beat on. It's rare for problems like that.
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Post Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:45 pm

the gasket itself wont cost much its the labor that gets you. If you can do it yourself you can save a ton of money provided the head does not need to be machined.
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Post Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:55 pm

djtecthreat wrote:
You'll find that if you get a 350 Camaro, life is alot easier, my Suburban has a 350, i put a head gasket, and a water pump on it by myself in my drive way in about 3.5 hours. 350's are SOOOO easy to fix. And theres no point in getting the Camaro unless its got the small-block chevy. Then you can get some flow-master's on it.

A girl with a 350 Camaro w/ a kick-ass exhaust, you'll be few and far between. haha


camaro's are a pain to work on... especially the newer ones.... it's tough doing spark plugs on them let alone replacing a head gasket

plus those cars are holding there value sine that was the last generation f-body(currently)... atleast the ones with the 350

almost any muscle car has been beat on.... it just hasn't found it's weakest link yet icon_smile.gif


you should come down here to florida.... quite a few girls driving v8 camaro's, trans am's, mustangs, and especially trucks.
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