Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cost to repair 1994 Cadillac DeVille Head Gaskets?

Hello I was given a second vehicle, which is a 1994 Cadillac DeVille. However, it has blown headgasket and I just would like to get a rough estimate what it would cost to repair this problem. Cost to repair 1994 Cadillac DeVille Head Gaskets?Those are good cars and as long as it's in good condition, I'd say that it's worth it. If you do the job yourself or have a very mechanically inclined friend, the job could be done for under $100. But if you pay a mechanic to do it, multiply that figure by 7 or 8. The parts are cheap, but it's a somewhat labor intensive job. I've replaced head gaskets on several vehicles and it usually takes a full day to do. I replaced one on a Deville a few years ago. It took me two days to do it. I was drinking beer and taking my time though. Also, if you're going to replace one bad head gasket, you might as well replace the other one. You MIGHT need to get the heads machined as they are made of aluminum, but if you're careful, you won't need to do that. I have never had to have it done. Whatever you do, replace BOTH head gaskets even if only one is bad. To get to the head gaskets, you have to take the intake off, valve covers, exhaust, maybe a water pump, thermosthat housing etc. All of those things have gaskets as well that will have to be replaced due to you fixing a head gasket. You don't want to have to replace them all again because you only replaced one of the head gaskets. Murphy's law says that the other head gasket will go bad once you get it all back together. I learned this lesson the hard way and it SUCKED. But yes, parts for a 94 Cadillac are cheap. You could get both head gaskets and the other gaskets you'd need for around $100. You'd need to change your oil and antifreeze after a head gasket replacement as well. It's a real PITA. If you lived in Oklahoma City, I'd fix it for you at a reasonable price! :)Cost to repair 1994 Cadillac DeVille Head Gaskets?at least 500 or 600 and the head should be machined to make sure it's flat......

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