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Old 05-17-2012, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by trotter33 View Post
I have a 2005 quad cab with 190,000 miles. The head gasket recently blew and I was told the engine needed to be replaced at a cost of $4,000. The truck is in fairly good condition otherwise new tires also. I want to keep the truck as we recently paid it off. Wanted to know if anyone knows if it will cost me $4,000 to fix? Also is there any value to the truck at this point if I cant afford to fix it? I would greatly appreciate any feedback! Thanks, Troy in Atlanta
It doesn't cost that much to fix that, hect I can buy an entire engine for 250 bucks out the door. But assuming the block and heads aren't damaged then it should cost a couple hundred bucks to fix. If the block and heads are iron they most likely aren't damaged because iron heads and blocks are much more resilient. I can assume it's aluminum though because aluminum has become much cheaper then steal because of the demand for steal and the ease of recycling. But to answer the question if you can get another engine for 250 bucks how could it cost 4000 to fix one? RIP OFFERS, Jack the Rip Offer.
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