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This is a discussion on Once again... Some more problems....(cry) within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by SD_GR That comment brings us back to my original point really:

,500 to fix what? If he ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    That comment brings us back to my original point really: $1,500 to fix what? If he threw out a number with no real idea of what's actually wrong, I'd worry. Good luck and be cautious.
    only gasket he said... is that price a little bit high?..
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackzwrx View Post
    I didn't read the whole post, but I know from another of this guys threads that he is running XPT stage2 map, but I don't see any up-pipe on the mod list So I will let that speak for it's self. Rember if you don't have one, It's on the list of necc. mods needed to run stage2 maps. <----To the turbo, and maybe some part of the motor. Hopefully not.
    yes I do have an uppipe installed before I flashed to stage 2
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    Yes, $1500 for a head gasket is quite high....note that a typical 4 cyl. gasket replacement is in the neighborhood of $500-$800. He may be assuming that the head is blown/cracked and needs to be shaved down/replaced. Even that's kinda high. Haven't had to replace a WRX head, but most other 4 cyl. aren't that high. I could be wrong, as I've never priced a wrx head. A few other things you can check:

    -White, messy discharge on the oil dipstick
    -Darkened Coolant in the overflow resiovir
    -Take a quick (I mean quick!) whif of the exhaust. Have someone rev it for you. Is it a sweet smell?
    -Pull the spark plugs and see what they look like.
    -Pull the O2 sensor. It may show a white discoloration, and I mean might!

    Hope that helps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckster27 View Post
    Yes, $1500 for a head gasket is quite high....note that a typical 4 cyl. gasket replacement is in the neighborhood of $500-$800. He may be assuming that the head is blown/cracked and needs to be shaved down/replaced. Even that's kinda high. Haven't had to replace a WRX head, but most other 4 cyl. aren't that high. I could be wrong, as I've never priced a wrx head. A few other things you can check:

    -White, messy discharge on the oil dipstick
    -Darkened Coolant in the overflow resiovir
    -Take a quick (I mean quick!) whif of the exhaust. Have someone rev it for you. Is it a sweet smell?
    -Pull the spark plugs and see what they look like.
    -Pull the O2 sensor. It may show a white discoloration, and I mean might!

    Hope that helps...
    Talk to the shop guy...maybe he is saying he'll do both at the same time since one went out the other might go out soon to. Then you'd be CLOSER to that price since you'll have machined 2 heads...but even that seems a tad bit high to me.
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    +1.....didn't think of that!
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    Thread was moved to maintance since it wasnt performance related. Hopefully you'll get more help in this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 302@12psi View Post
    Talk to the shop guy...maybe he is saying he'll do both at the same time since one went out the other might go out soon to. Then you'd be CLOSER to that price since you'll have machined 2 heads...but even that seems a tad bit high to me.
    so, if in case i really need to change both of them
    is that worth it? or is 87k already a time to swap a short block?
    if so, how much usually a 2.5 short block cost and how much does it usually cost for a swap?...

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