It’s a doozy

I got the call a little while ago, and while it wasn’t as bad as a new engine, it was close.  We have a blown head gasket that will cost about $1500-1600 to fix.  That is only if none of the gaskets are cracked.  If they are, it would be more.  As I was getting off the phone with the car guy, a friend from church dropped by and I told her what he said.  She said she knows a guy who could probably fix it for alot less.  I am clinging to this hope.   Gotta run do dinner and group…

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by heiditheophilus on May 1, 2008 at 5:36 am

    I hate vehicle repairs!!! That’s like 4 months worth of car payments! WWDD? What Would Dave Do? Ramsey that is.

    On a more optimistic note, perhaps this is the opportunity to buy that family-sized, more fuel-efficient motorcycle…you could probably get one for that price!


  2. Posted by Kim on May 1, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    This must be a staff thing… dare I say infection:) Steve’s truck which we are still without, your van, any word on Wendell’s vehicles. 🙂


  3. I just came across your post when looking for some information on o-rings and gaskets. I am curious about the outcome. Was it a blown head-gasket? Yipes! I hate car repairs too!


    • Posted by kermooch on March 4, 2009 at 10:51 pm

      Actually it was an intake manifold (sp?), which cost a fraction of what the head gasket would have cost. Thankfully we know a couple of guys who know a little something about cars who suggested checking for that first. They said it’s a common misdiagnosis. It cost about $600 as opposed to about $2000 +. Hopefully yours is something cheaper, too!!


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