Leaking head gasket

nissan
xterra

#1

I was told that i have a leaking head gasket on my 2000 nissian x-terra. the x-terra has 78500 miles on it. he wants to charge $2000.00 to change it out, in your all opioion is it worth it? should i bite the bullet and look at new cars? it does it terrible gas mileage but it is payed off. cars are high so are the taxes. let me know what u think.


#2

I had the same issue but on a 98 Taurus. When you say change out do you mean a new/rebuilt engine or he will fix the head gasket? Also have you looked around your area what $2000 might buy you in a new used car?


#3

Shop around on this repair. This is a labor intensive job, but it should not take much in parts, unless you’ve cracked a head or warped it so badly that it can’t be machined. If you have a 4 cylinder, it should be closer to $1000 and $1500 for a V6.

You’d be hard pressed to find a decent used car at those prices, and without doing the repair, you won’t get squat in resale - you’re likely better off doing the repair, and THEN if you decide you want better gas mileage selling it and getting something new.


#4

replace the head gasket.


#5

That’s low mileage to need a head gasket. What are the symptoms? I’d get a 2nd or 3rd opinion.