Chevy Cavalier – Head Gasket Estimate

Chevy Cavalier – auto repair estimate

Year
Make
Model
Engine
Transmission
Mileage
1996
Chevy
Cavalier
4
Auto
125000
Stated concern/problem:
Customer requests estimate to replace cylinder head gasket
Head Gasket
Parts
Description
Net
Aftermarket
MSRP/OEM
1
Cylinder head gasket
31.93
1
Valve cover gasket
19.95
1
*(Optional) Head gasket set
163.46
1
Gallon coolant
15.00
1
Oil filter
5.98
4
Qts motor oil
2.75
11.00
Total Parts:
83.86
Labor
Description
1
Remove and replace cylinder head gasket
Total Hours:
8.5
Labor Rate:
80.00
Total Labor Charge:
680.00
Misc
Description
Charge
1
Shop supplies
4.75
Total Miscellaneous Charges:
4.75
Flat Fees
Description
Charge
Total Flat Fees
Auto Repair Estimate Overview:
Total Labor:
680.00
Total Parts:
83.86
Miscellaneous:
4.75
Flat Fees:
Tax (5% default, parts only)
4.19
Grand Total:
$772.80
Notes: This estimate does not include diagnostics.

TSB: Cylinder Head Flatness Specification

The cylinder head can be reused if the cylinder head warpage is less than   0.05 mm (0.002 in.) within any 152 mm (6.0 in.) area of the cylinder head   sealing surface or 0.1 mm (0.004 in.) over the entire length of the cylinder head.

Resurface the cylinder head if warpage is over 0.05 mm (0.002 in.) within any   152 mm (6.0 in.) area, or more than 0.1 mm (0.004 in.) and less than 0.25 mm   (0.010 in.) over the entire length of the cylinder head. The cylinder head must   be replaced if warpage is over 0.25 mm (0.010 in.).

Note: head bolts “may” require replacement, as they can stretch or break. Cylinder head “may” require machine work if warped or pitted.

Note: some shops prefer to use a head gasket set that will include a variety of miscellaneous gaskets and hardware. Many times, however, it’s a waste, as many of gaskets never get used. The primary gaskets will be the head gasket and valve cover gasket.

This job it recommended for professionals only.

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