Hello, I'm pretty sure I have a intake manifold gasket leak or maybe a
bad heater core. Hoses look good, doesn't overheat, just leaks a
little coolent (quart every other day). Internal raditor looks pretty
corroded. Can anyone give me a ball park estimate to repair?
Well, let's see. We don't know where you are located so it could be
anywhere from near free to very expensive, depending on the part of the
country. How's that?
Why don't you do the easier and more accurate thing and just call a couple
places near by. How is anyone here going to tell you any more accurately
Ah... a much better question. I really don't know what the book pays for
that, but it's less than a three hour job for any decent mechanic. You'd
still be better off calling around than questioning folks on the internet.
At the end of the day, you're going to pay someone local to you so that's
all that really counts.
If you can smell antifreeze in interior when driving with heater on-also
there would be antifreze on floor boards. If you have a intake gasket leak
you would be dripping a whole lot of fluid on garage floor while idling and
then let it sit. You may have a blown head gasket and burning it and may
not see the white smoke out the exhaust because of the catalytic
converter. Cost can be estimated by hourly rate approx. $60/hr x hourly
rate per job plus parts any reputable shop would give a very close
estimate-but you must isloate and conquer.
Hi, Thanks for the info. I don't have any smell in the interior and
the floor boards are dry. I do have a significant fluid spot (12") in
the drive way. It looks like it is coming from the waterpump and/or
front part of the block. I'm not too worried about the water pump
replacement (if this is in fact what is leaking), I know how much those
cost (labor and materials).....however, I have no idea how much labor
is involved in replacing the intake gasket. Thanks.
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