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2002 buick century 5 cyl. Mechanic thinks head gasket

Customer Question

2002 buick century 5 cyl.
Mechanic thinks head gasket problem.
No smoke from tailpipe.engine not overheating, not idling rough...
Mechanic wants to: ***** ***** new head set,timing cover set,head bolt set,etc for total of $2014.
OR
head set,head bolt set,etc $ 1352
O
head set,head bolt set,timing cover set ,etc. $$600
Reason for seeing mechanic>??Heater not working
??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

good evening my name is ***** ***** I will assist

please clarify, a 5 cylinder???? what motor do you have???

when I know that, I can get you an estimate.

from the little info you provided, it may have a blown head gasket which is a good reason for not having heat

Roy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
6 cylinder buick centry 2002
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

3.1 or 3.8 v6???

Roy

Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

ok, the labor is 10 hours on the head. add the re built head and all accessories and it looks like about 1500

why is going to replace the timing cover gaskets???

Roy

Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

do you still need help???