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    2013 Duramax head gasket

    A coworker's engine locked up and the dealer diagnosed it as a bad headgasket (hydro-locked). It is out of warranty and they are quoting $10k for the repair! Anyone have experience with this? It's in Edmonton.



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    Re: 2013 Duramax head gasket

    No symptoms prior? Must of been blowing white smoke. They typically donít just let go. $10 seems pretty practical. New sleeves, pistons and rings. Likely machining work also.
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    Re: 2013 Duramax head gasket

    Quote Originally Posted by JMCX View Post
    A coworker's engine locked up and the dealer diagnosed it as a bad headgasket (hydro-locked). It is out of warranty and they are quoting $10k for the repair! Anyone have experience with this? It's in Edmonton.
    Give Ric(Summitric) a call at Sherwood Park Service -- Auto Select 780-464-6000 he'll give you an idea if its realistic or not. May even be willing to take on the job.
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    Re: 2013 Duramax head gasket

    Quote Originally Posted by iceman5689 View Post
    No symptoms prior? Must of been blowing white smoke. They typically don’t just let go. $10 seems pretty practical. New sleeves, pistons and rings. Likely machining work also.
    He was getting low coolant warnings but figured it was the lower rad hose like had happened before. Every time he shut the engine off the degas bottle was full. $10k is for just doing the headgasket, nothing else. 48hrs + parts.

    Quote Originally Posted by TylerG View Post
    Give Ric(Summitric) a call at Sherwood Park Service -- Auto Select 780-464-6000 he'll give you an idea if its realistic or not. May even be willing to take on the job.
    Will give him a call.

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    Re: 2013 Duramax head gasket

    Well heís getting the run around. You can get a fire ringed head machined for under $3000. Better then stock and good for double the stock boost pressure.
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    Re: 2013 Duramax head gasket

    Quote Originally Posted by JMCX View Post
    He was getting low coolant warnings but figured it was the lower rad hose like had happened before. Every time he shut the engine off the degas bottle was full. ....
    Yikes! I have had coolant low issues ever since I bought my truck. ...might have to get that double and triple checked.
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    Re: 2013 Duramax head gasket

    Sounds like you had leading indicators that a few items needed attention
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    Re: 2013 Duramax head gasket

    Forget the name of the company that did my dmax head gaskets, a few miles East of Cross Iron Mills. Dealer wanted $8k they did for $5k.
    Well known diesel shop mostly know for their transmissions, donít remember their name.



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    Re: 2013 Duramax head gasket

    Quote Originally Posted by j335 View Post
    Forget the name of the company that did my dmax head gaskets, a few miles East of Cross Iron Mills. Dealer wanted $8k they did for $5k.
    Well known diesel shop mostly know for their transmissions, don’t remember their name.
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    Re: 2013 Duramax head gasket

    $10K is probably pretty common at a regular shop. I did my 04 a few years back and was quoted $6K by quite a few shops, found a backyard guy to do it for $3K. A lot of hours required as everything on the top of the engine needs to be taken off.
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