If your are certain a head gasket is what is needed then you should replace it. They have to tear down the engine to replace the head gasket which is why a dealership is charging $4,000. V8 engine is large engine so that is also the reason for the large price tag. The engine will be fine if that is your worry. I hope this answered your question.
Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 12:54 AM