1997 Dodge Intrepid Gasket

Tiny
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I have a 1997 Dodge Intrepid SE(3.5 L). I recently drove to South Carolina from New Jersey, and while I was there the Check Engine light just came on. So I went to the mechanic there and he checked it and said that one of my Gaskets around the cylinder area is leaking oil but its not leaking any air inside which misfires my cylinder and skips. He also showed me the old spark plugs that had oil on it and replaced them. So my question is do I need to replace it asap, and how long will it take/price to get it fixed. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 AT 12:53 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like your head gasket is leaking. It should be taken care of as soon as possible. It will only get worst, and if the wrong part of it starts to leak, you can have more problems than just a head gasket replacement.
I just did a top end job on my Grand Grip 3.8L and I would say it cost me around $375 in parts and machine work. Yours may be a little higher or lower, but that is about the price of the parts to do the job. Know that my heads were not found to have cracks and they machined nicely and were able to be reinstalled. If your head is cracked, then it will run around $250 more in parts. Of course valve problems will cost extra also, but lets hope your valves are still good.
If you brought the car to me to do, I would add atleast $650 in labor to that. So I would say you are looking at around $1000-$1200 for the repair on both heads provided no extra parts or maintenance is needed. :Cry:
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 AT 4:56 PM

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