head gasket replacement cost


New Member
Oct 21, 2003
What do you guys think it would cost me for a shop to replace the head gaskets?
I don`t know if I overpayed or not...but I had mine done in the late summer for $900, including parts and labor.
Most shops charge 50-60 bucks an hour..remember they have to warranty the job. Parts cost for the gaskets, fluids, oils, lubes, BOLTS :D, and misc can be 200 bucks. Labor will depend if the car is stock/modified/has rusted broken bolts, stripped threads, etc..

And we havent talked bout resurfacing the heads.. valve job.. pull the oil pan to get graphite out..retapping the bolt threads..etc..

We havent even discussed retorquing..

Its a good days work to do the job..and do it rite.. 900 sounds fair if you think about all the steps needed..doing both heads.