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Rebuilding head - what should I expect to pay?

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I'm considering having the head rebuilt. I'm willing to pay someone becuase I have neither the time nor tools/expertise. Can I get a ballpark estimate for what I should expect to pay? Who has had this done?

My '02 has developed a small leak in the head and I don't want to use it as my DD with that condition. I'm reluctant to pay tons of money to have it fixed, but then again I just don't want to part with the car.

any advise or insight is appreciated. Thanks!

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Well, around these parts,

a solid core can be rebuilt (new guides, new rockers and reground cam, new parts where necessary)

for around $700.

Your mileage WILL vary...

t

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Thanks. Is that $700 parts + labor?

I'm getting a quote on Saturday, but I wanted a figure in mind beforehand...

I need to decide what my MAX is based on my bank account. [sigh]

Anyone else?

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if you pull it and put it back in yourself, you can get all the work done on it for 400 to 500 if you shop around and ask where to go- thats parts and labor

ask a shop you trust what machine shop they use. and take it directly there.

you still have gaskets and bolts etc- add 100 bucks. so 5-600 bucks even if you pull and replace yourself. add 4-500 if you get the shop to do it.

1000 dollars to just bring it in and have it done.

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The shop has 1000's of heads and the do several '02's. I haven't picked it up yet so I don't know what it'll cost.

Craig74tii

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hey craig, what shop do you go to? I'm starting to look around for different places too.

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