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Old 02-17-2003, 05:39 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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For an M104 engine, an independent would charge about $1,200-$1,400 for just the head gasket.

If you decide to have the head resurfaced and to replace the valve guide and valve seals, then you'll need to add an additional $300-$400.

I'm sure the dealer's price would be higher than this.

FWIW, the new head gaskets have steel inserts that prevent them from leaking again.
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