Usually the intake manifold, exhast manifolds, rocker covers, and anything else that may be bolted to the head itself. Plus any other wiring or sensors. Also don't forget to drain the water, and make sure that you mark the timing marks if it is a 4 cylinder or OHC engine
take off the head, replace gasket. reinstall head
TO SEE IF IT IS YOUR HEAD GASKET DO A PRESSURE CHECK. TAKE TO A RADIATOR SHOP AND THEY CAN CHECK IT FOR YOU NO CHARGE......AND IF IS YOUR HEAD GASKET THE PARTS ARE CHEAP BUT ITS THE LABOR THAT WILL COST YOU......(6HR JOB). I HAD IT DONE......
The gasket itself is about $100 bucks, but all the work that goes into removing parts to get to the head gasket to remove & replace it, and then put it back together is what runs you into the $1,000's if you take it to a dealer or mechanic.
yes you can replace the head gasket. you can on all engines. you just gotta take the head off
Take it off, replace the gasket
take it to a pro
Take it to a mechanic nobody can tell you how to replace a head gasket over answers.com it requires someone who knows how to rebuild engines when a head gasket blows it requires the engine to be disassembled and rebuilt.
In short you have to take the head off, replace the gasket/s and replace the head. You best bring it to a pro.
Antifreeze in your oil is symptomatic of a blown head gasket. If your head gasket is blown you may have warped your head ( and possibly cracked it ). The fix for this is to remove the head and take it to a machine shop and to replace it along with a new head gasket.
Call an Auto Zone store and ask for the machanical schematics of the car and also the step by step papers on how to take of and replace the head gasket.
To tell if the head is cracked, you have to remove it from the car, so you will replace the head gasket, anyway. Take the head to a machine shop and have it magnafluxed to see if it's cracked.
It should take about 8 hours give or take...
take it to your local garage
If that is your desire to do it you will need to go to the parts house and get a Haynes Manual specific to your car. DO NOT cut corners. Take the head to the machine shop and have it pressure tested and resurfaced.
It all depends upon where you take it. Take the number of hours labor times the labor rate of where you take it. This is how much labor. Add to this the cost of the head gasket kit and this will give you the total cost. I had one done and it was 5 hours labor at $78 an hour and it was $230 for the head gasket kit which included new bolts and the gasket. This was on a 1997 Ford Escort. Most shops can replace the head gasket. Call and get an estimate as the price will vary according to where you take it.
no the head separates from block the valve cover comes off the head bolts are under that and take them out and pry head up and then replace head gasket then repeat the order put head back on and tighten bolts and be sure not to scratch the head gasket when you put the head back on
if a small gasket crack is suspected then it may be possible to fix by using a bottle of Bar's Head Gasket Repair. It is a permanent repair and only costs around $10-$12. Much easier than breaking down to the head gasket.
To do this you need to drain the coolant and oil and take the rocker box and cylinder head off the engine to get to the gasket. You then replace the old gasket with a new one (you may need to use gasket cement also) and replace all the bits you had to take off and tighten up the bolts (these have to be tightened in a specific order to a specific tension). You then need to add new oil and coolant. Note that a head gasket problem can pit the cylinder head surfaces and could be caused by a deformed cylinder head. If this is the case, then the parts will need to be sent off to be ground flat/resurfaced (this may change the engine volume) first.
5900 to include changing the head due to warp. Without the head take 1600 off
About an 8 hour job.
I would be more worried about the length of time that a head gasket has been left on your Jimmy. I take the gasket off my Jimmy right after I'm done using it. 16 years is a long time.
It will leak coolant just like it did before you installed a new gasket and you would have wasted time and money as you will have to take it apart again and replace not only the gasket but that cracked head.
BIG===BIG JOB I suggest taking it to the garage as it will take a backyard mechanic weeks to do. Replacing the head gasket on any vehicle is a long and complicatedprocess, however if you wish to see basic step-by-step instructions goto the related question on the right side of the page"How do you replace a head gasket?"