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

    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?

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

    Like you would pay someone to work on your car...

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

    Sounds like someone's going to paying him....

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

    $10, now get to work!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 99 R/T 10 View Post
    $10, now get to work!

    Okay anyone else? Can someone with higher IQ than Mikey answer?

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

    call tator.

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

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by plumcrazy View Post
    call tator.

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

    Ab,
    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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    Default Re: What does the average dealership charge to change a head gasket?

    tony, do you know the book time ?

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

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

    If I remember correctly, I was charged 8 hours for the head gaskets at Dodge dealer

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

    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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