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You are looking at about $1000.00-$1200.00, this of course varies from shop to shop, so get estimates, but make sure you call the BBB ( better business bureau) to see that the shop you want to give the job to is in good standing with the BBB.

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Yes it is an expensive job, it has a transverse V6 which is very difficult to pull the cyclinder head's off, due to the small working area. If your going to consider doing the job while they have it apart make sure they do both head casket's because alot of time's you get one fixed and their's a 90 percent chance the other one will go fail very soon after. If it overheated really bad, it will never run the same when the job is done. Make sure they mill the cyclinder head's, and make sure they check for crack's in the cyclinder head, between the exhaust and intake valves. There are different stage's when a head casket goes bad. The first sign will be white smoke coming out of the tail pipe, the second sign will be when you check the oil, it will be gray and white milkly looking, that mean's their is water getting into the oil and if it is not found in the early stage's it could do damage to the rod and main bearings if not taking care of in the early stages it may not pay to invest money in the top end of the motor because the lower end of the motor might fail, due to water in the oil.

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