What does the average dealership charge to change a head gasket?

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  1. Qualitywires.com

    Qualitywires.com Enthusiast

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    What is the average cost to change a head gasket on a Gen II Viper? Not looking for "awesome pricing" just Dealer retail cost for labor?

    Thanks!
     
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    Like you would pay someone to work on your car...
     
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    Sounds like someone's going to paying him....
     
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    $10, now get to work! :D :D
     
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    Okay anyone else? Can someone with higher IQ than Mikey answer?:rolaugh:
     
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    call tator.

    i know he charges 90/hour. and its gotta take what 8-10 hours ?
     
  7. ryan94rt10

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    well,

    i don't have a gen 2, but two years ago i had the gaskets changed on my gen 1. i had the gaskets all ready, and the charges were near $1300 for the labor, and the coolant! all other parts were supplied by me...he also put in a thermastat which i bought off of ebay. i hope this helps.....
     
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    There may be a difference in the "book time" vs actual time. If you were going to the dealer they would normally charge the book time. The mechanic would have to eat the rest if he was slower.
     
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    tony, do you know the book time ?
     
  10. mjorgensen Woodhouse

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    It should be about 13 hours to do both. If you are doing one you may have a need to do both and not have to re pay for 1/2 the job later.
     
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    If I remember correctly, I was charged 8 hours for the head gaskets at Dodge dealer
     
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    I figured $600-$800 would be fair labor. I am taking heads off and getting many things ceramic coated. Also replacing all upper seals. Had to pay a nice price for the gasket set. They are on national back order right now. I think I can get all of this done in about less than a day. I've taken many heads off and it's not too hard on the Viper. Just time consuming and messy.
     

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