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Blown head gasket

My 06 Nissan altima has a blown head gasket. The mechanic is telling me it costs 2000 to repair the head gasket and 3000 to get a new engine. I am not sure what to do. The mechanic is suggesting me to get a new engine. I am a student and i have absolutely no ideas about apart from some youtube videos. Would really appreciate any suggestions? Thank you

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Well it would really depend on the condition of your engine.
It would take more labor to repair your engine than it would to just replace it. But unless the engine is very damaged it should be cheaper to have your engine fixed. And replacing the head gasket and having the head repaired should be under the price you were given. A head gasket set for a 4 cyl engine is around $100 wholesale.
I would call around and check with other shops next.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013

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u have to start by removeing ur headers dont forget to take ur blown gasket to ur local part store to make shure u get the rigth one

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SOURCE: Nissan Altima 2000 - Engine oil leaking problem.

replace the front oil seal. first i would clean the engine with purple power (degrease etc.) then look at the engine and make sure the leak is not coming from above like possibly the valve cover gasket or from the oil sending unit. try to tighten the bolts on the valve cover and even the oil pan. you never know, you may get lucky. i don't know where you are but front seals are cheap but the labor on the job is what costs you.

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It's really hard to tell how much it will cost to fix this because you don't know how much damage has been done to the engine itself because of the blown head gasket. Assuming you caught it early and there is no damage to the engine, you are looking somewhere between $1100 - $1400. A website you can look at that gives you prices for repair estimates is http://www.repairpal.com. Thanks for rating my response but please let me know if you have any more questions before deciding you give a poor rating. Thanks for using FixYa!

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