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Golf MK3 VR6 Headgasget.

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Pants, 21 Jan 2006.

  1. Pants

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,045

    Location: Leicester

    Hi,

    Has anyone got any idea roughly how much it is for a new headgasget (and maybe a skim) on one of these.

    Is it especially expensive on the 15 degrees in line V engine?

    Do you have to take to engine out?

    The reason I ask is because I might buy one with a blown headgasget and the local place recons it could be more that 1K to change!

    Cheers.
     
  2. Bill101

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,550

    Location: Liverpool

    It would not suprise me if it was that much, but don't forget you then have to find the problem that caused the failure in the first place, I have heard that those engines should have a new radiator at around 90K miles.Try looking for a VW VR6 forum for more detailed info
     
  3. lordedmond

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,573

    Location: Tilchestune

    A mate of mine had three go under guarantee they never did sort it

    tho he did have it chiped and drove it like he nicked it

    his other care was a 911

    matbe it a problem with the vr6
     
  4. moss

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Nov 2002

    Posts: 6,487

    Location: South Shields

  5. jon.bda

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,922

    Location: Shropshire-ville

    Unless you can do the work yourself, or have mates that can do it at cost price for you avoid it. Spend some more money and get one that works properly...
    :)
     
  6. Pants

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,045

    Location: Leicester

    Well as long as I don't have to take the engine out I would do it myself. My dad was a professional mechanic 15 years ago and my brother changes engines himself etc so i've got some help!

    I keep hearing it's a nasty job no these cars I just don't know why!

    Buying a working one seems to be out of my price range. They seem to go for 2 to 3K!
     
  7. Barry Smalley

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,248

    Location: Tinternet

    I've got a VR6. The engine doesn't have to come out to do it. It will take a garage all day to do one, so that should give you an idea of how long it is going to take you. It would also be advised that you change the chain tensioners, whilst you have the head off. :) What year is the car?