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Do you have oil in radiator fluid or vice versa.thenif it looks like a chocalate milkshake or close to that you have a blown head gasket

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Hi, the head gasket is located between the engine block and the head, which is the part that covers the pistons and usually holds the spark plugs. depending on where the gasket blew you will be leaking oil and or radiator fluid out of or into the engine. repair cost would depend on make, model, and mechanic doing the work. the gasket itself will be the cheapest part of the total repair.
The gasket itself is cheap , the expensive part is the labor.

For a mechanic to replace it will cost at least $500 because there is a lot of work involved and a lot of other parts and gaskets are removed to get the cylinder off. It is made of various materials and depending on what materials it is made out of determines the cost.

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