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Most shops will quote about 11.5 hours of labor at about $95 to $125 per hour. An experienced tech can do the job in 8 hours but you will likely get charged the book rate of 11.5 hours. Gasket set is about $250 or more from a shop or order it form Autohaus for $195. Also add in the cost of radiator fluid and synthetic oil and filter. Other possible costs will be head resurfacing, valve job, or total head replacement if you have a crack in it. Also consider replacement of water pump and thermostat at this time. Total at a shop, depending where you go, will run from low end of about $1,500 up to $2,500. Much higher if your head is gone and needs replaced.

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