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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rc944 wrote:
search this forum and youll quickly form a view as to what materials in what blocks have the issue! you might be surprised!

Far simpler - you just need to look at the HG graveyard at the back of my garage Shocked

Whilst HGs can go at any time in any car, the most prevalent are those for the 3.4s engine - which tend to go at about 80k miles on average.

The V8 blocks appear to have quite resilient HGs as do the 3.3 engines
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your input gents.

Assuming no further damage how much am I looking at to have the head gasket replaced with a new item at a reputable garage in or around London? I've done a bit of research and have seen figures of 2k up which is a bit extortionate no?

The HG is literally the only thing putting me off this car right now as it's not been done yet.
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