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If you haven't ever done one then i suggest take to a garage.
You need to take the engine head off.
Timing belt off.
Radiator flashed / change
all water hoses off and cleaned.
head pressure tested
head skimmed.
Oil flush
New oil and oil filter.

Its not a simple job. whilst everything is open. change the timing belt and water pump as well.

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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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I would change both, as well as use new head bolts. Make sure your heads are not warped or cracked, especially the one that is leaking. There may not be any need to change the head if it is not cracked. These are prone to blowing a gasket especially after 150K miles or so. It will not cost a huge additional amount to change both head gaskets since the engine will have to be disassembled down to the heads anyway. Hope this helps you, Rick

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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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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are you sure head is not cracked

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    Considerations
  1. Many internal engine problems, such as a blown head gasket, cracked head or cracked piston, can be repaired without having to replace an entire engine.
  2. Potential
  3. While taking the time to replace an engine may seem labor-intensive and costly, it will add years to a vehicle's life and will save a car owner from the cost of having to buy a new car.
  4. Benefits
  5. Taking a car to a mechanic and replacing an engine with a used engine can cost between $1,000 to $2,000 for parts and labor.
  6. Solution
  7. Car owners interested in replacing their engines with new ones can expect to pay anywhere between $2,000 to $4,000.
  8. Speculation
  9. For those interested in doing the engine replacement themselves, purchasing specialized tools needed for the job is a cost to consider in addition to the price of a replacement engine.

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