1983 Porsche 944 Head Gasket?

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  • 1983 Porsche 944 Head Gasket?


Answer #1 | 18/10 2013 02:41
It depends on the mechanic, frankly. It's definitely not going to cheap, and if it is; you probably don't want that person working on your Porsche. Head gaskets are typically 12-15 hours worth of labor (and a small sum for the gasket itself) Figure that the LOW end of labor rates can run to be about $50 an hour (and in this case, it could be anywhere from $75-100-$the sky). Best case scenario (at least within the parameters described herein) is a $600 bill. Frankly, on a non-turbo 944, I'd argue against bothering; however as I have stated many times, I am VERY biased against water-cooled Porsches, so take that advice with a grain of salt, i suppose.
Answer #2 | 18/10 2013 10:34
Answer #3 | 19/10 2013 09:52
The problem isn't just the head gasket but what happens when you "open up" the engine. You don't know what else might have to be done; also you'll need to change fluids, "true" the cylinder head, and of course "while you're in there" you'd be crazy on a 944 not to replace the timing belt and water pump--both of which are very delicate on a 944 to begin with and needs frequent replacement as a maintenance issue. I'd say you should count on $1500--$2000 to do this job right.
Answer #4 | 18/10 2013 10:10
May I ask this? Why is your last sentence, a question, without a proper question mark? And what is a "...for thin in a Non turbo 944?" That makes no sense to me. It is like you wrote without reading your own words. As to the subject matter, I have no clue why teens like you think that it is possible to get an estimate as to car repairs online. It is not logical since you have to take this car to a mechanic anyway. What is the point of not asking at an auto repair shop in you own town? Car repairs are not universal nor standard in all states and cities and even shops. A Porsche dealership charges supremely high fees for repairs compared to Joe's Foreign Auto Repair. You also have two capitalized words, Blown and Non, which are in error. But, not to place a punctuation mark on the last sentence seems to be a common fad that is repeated daily by the trillions by uneducated teens that seem to be following some rule of texting or of the now prevalent Twitter. Still incorrect. Still a huger error. And all of this on a "possible" head gasket issue. Look, apparently you have no parents nor adults in your life that you wish to speak to about this. I cannot imagine why. But this is wrong way to go about car repairs. Very wrong. Learn to write correctly and learn that all, all, auto repair and service issues are dealt by local mechanics. Go find one or two.

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