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Blew the head gasket

Truck is in the shop right now and their saying that its hydrolocked and water is coming out of my #3 cylinder. Their quoting me around 1700 to 2000 dollars to do the work. Does this sound reasonable to anyone?
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What are they going to do, drop a new engine in?
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Thats bologna I got mine rebuilt for $1000 I think, new everything in the engine bay (battery, plugs, wires, alternator, fluids included)
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I honestly wouldn't even bother with the engine that is in there if it has a lot of miles. If the engine has to come out might as well shove a reman engine back in.

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I'm sure you can get a new crate engine for around that price.
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Hes saying that i lost all pressure in my engine and i got a leak coming through the timing chain cover. He want to replace both head gaskets and hes saying hes gonna send the head to a machine shop. I called around and got a quote for 650 at another place but they havnt even seen the truck. I just might take it there. And as far as a new engine, he was saying he "recomends" some blah blah engine, 5 to 6 grand installed.
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Hes saying that i lost all pressure in my engine and i got a leak coming through the timing chain cover. He want to replace both head gaskets and hes saying hes gonna send the head to a machine shop. I called around and got a quote for 650 at another place but they havnt even seen the truck. I just might take it there. And as far as a new engine, he was saying he "recomends" some blah blah engine, 5 to 6 grand installed.
The guy that has it is raping you. Take it else where. Another member hydrolocked his 3.0 and he paid maybe $1800 for a reman engine with warranty and installation.
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yeah i beleive i will take it else where. I dont like being raped!
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I do appreciate the insight guys. Its probably gonna save me some money.
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Well its up to you what you want to do. You can spend the money to have it torn apart and fixed but then everything else is still old.
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just find a used moter my buddys jeep blew a head gasket and did the same thing you did and got a used v8 put in for less than 1500 all together
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