Engine Mechanical problem
2005 Pontiac GTO V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 45000 miles
I live in the Los Angeles area and was quoted $1500 for labor and nearly $1500. For parts due to a head gasket failure. My car has been in the dealership for 8 days now and I'm waiting on a valve cover gasket. Very frustrating. My concern is how do I validate everything that was done? I was told the cylinder head had no cracks and was not warped and it went to the machine shop. I was also told that all valves were replaced as well all the spark plugs. I asked for all the old parts back to validate the work was done. I also want the read outs from the tests before and after the work was done. Is there a good checklist to follow to make sure the work was done correctly? I don't have the tools or place to do this kind of work and I'm considering having another mechanic look at it just to validate the work. Is this a good idea?
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 8:53 AM