How much $ is always a toughy. Flat rate shows 8 to 10 hours for doing both sides. Not knowing what took the gasket out or cracked the head, I can only guess, but it would be foolish to do only one side. To do only one side shows a labor reduction of only 1 1/2 hours. Parts would be a "headset" which is all the gaskets for the top end of the motor, about $100. If one of the heads is cracked, you'll need a replacement. Used would be about $75-$100. Labor is the biggie, and that depends on where you take it, and how hungry they are. Dealerships are never hungry. I would highly recommend shopping around, get recommendations for other people about a good shop. You can tell which cylinder(s) are leaking by letting it sit overnight. The next day, disable the ignition so it doesn't start and crank the motor a few times then pull the plugs. You should see coolant on the plug tips. Hope this has helped.
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 AT 8:33 PM