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Old 06-21-2003, 01:07 PM
suginami suginami is offline
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
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$3,000 for a head gasket replacement on an M103 is outrageous.

The M103's are notorious for valve guide wear, so I don't know a mechanic that would just do a head gasket.

A head gasket with a valve job, new guides and seals, should cost around $1,200.
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
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