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Old 23 Dec 2009, 10:31 am
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Default how much does it cost to replace a blow head gasket on a 1994 HONDA CIVIC DX?

how much does it cost to replace a blow head gasket on a 1994 HONDA CIVIC DX?
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Old 23 Dec 2009, 10:46 am
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I would estimate between $500 to $700, if the cylinder head was not damaged. Many times an aluminum cylinder head can crack or warp when a head gasket blows.































I get my estimate from $200 for a head gasket replacement kit and the usual $100 per hour labor that a professional mechanic will charge. Usually you would change the timing belt during a major repair like this, add another $50 for this.































If the cylinder head needs to be replaced add another $300 for a junk yard head.































For the most part you may want to thing hard about repairing this vehicle. You will most likely spend more money on repairs than this old car is worth.
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just go buy a used Japanese engine with 30k and put it in cause most likely your bottom end is worn out also
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Old 23 Dec 2009, 11:16 am
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why do you think the head gasket has blown, many mechanics use this diagnosis to get totally unnecessary work for themselves and amateur mechanics seem to come up with this diagnosis based on nothing, if it isn't blowing the coolant out of the reservoir it is unlikely to be the head gasket, coolant pressure = 18psi cylinder pressure=1400psi
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Buy American.
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Old 23 Dec 2009, 11:46 am
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My head gasket on my 1993 Civic went about 3 years ago and I paid around $450 as I recall, The gasket came with new head bolts as well, and I recall the labor rate at my shop was around $60/hr. The nice part was the car had a lot more power afterwards, and still ran well for another 35K miles, I had it done at 150K since that is when the car overheated. Nothing warped or had to be sent out for milling either.
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