XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III 1968-1992

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Old 06-02-2008, 09:42 PM
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I have blown head gasket on my 1986
xj6. How much will it be to replace it without parts?
 
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The problem with blown head gaskets is you don't know what other damage
has occurred, especially if you overheated until you get in there. The head might have warped (machine shop), thermostat etc. So it can be as cheap as a gasket replace or as expensive as an partialengine rebouild.
Good luck
 
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:24 PM
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thanks, engine was not overheated. do u know anything about numbers, i have like 5 different quotes from different mechanics
 
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What were the Quotes for labor?
Curious
 
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Worst part ofthe job is usually removing the head itself
NOT FUN :-(
 
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pretty easy to remove the head.. with the the proper tools .. lol old school tricks
 
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Default RE: blown head gasket

ive seen old school wayswith proper tools still take all day
when head studs are seized to head and they will be you can bet its gonna take you awhile more times then not
who know you might get lucky?
personally i havent had to do a head gasket on a series 3 in over 10 years
i have been working at jag dealers since 1991
and have seen quite a few of them being a real pain in the ***
 
 
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