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Old 03-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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268 dollars to change Header gasket! RLY?!

I was quoted to have a header gasket changed due to a leak I have. The guy said it would take about 4 hrs! I was j/w if anyone else is finds this to be ridiculous. I would take it to the Chevy service Dpt. but they do crap work where I am at and also I have a tune and don't feel like changing back to stock. Also, I do have the gasket so there is no part they have to order
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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warranty pays 1.3/1.1 hours for the job. Thats to R&R one stock manifold. To do the gasket, i'd say high would be 2.5.

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Old 03-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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That is crazy because I paid a garage mechanic I knew $125 to do my complete header and catless pipes install. I watched and had a couple
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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I was quoted to have a header gasket changed due to a leak I have. The guy said it would take about 4 hrs! I was j/w if anyone else is finds this to be ridiculous. I would take it to the Chevy service Dpt. but they do crap work where I am at and also I have a tune and don't feel like changing back to stock. Also, I do have the gasket so there is no part they have to order
That's about right I'm afraid. They have to remove the headers to replace the gasket and that is a 3-3.5 hour job. If you're not familiar with the car I can see it taking 4 hours. Note this is to do both headers so you are looking at 1.5-2 hours per side.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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I can do both sides in my garage in less time than that.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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Do it yourself.. All you need are ramps, metric wrenches, boot grease (if you haven't pulled the spark plugs before), some anti seize and maybe 2 hours..
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:20 PM   #7
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do it urself pop off the plug wires and a 1/2 wrench and rachet and socket with a few different extentions sizes, if u dont have a air rachet that is.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:27 PM   #9
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sounds like they do not what the job.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #10
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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Your shop 'tokes' for an hour? Is that before your install? 'I jus kidding'- In the voice of a Fred Armisen character.
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