Nissan Altima 2008 - Blown head gasket

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Post by asadafaw » 26 Jan 2015, 5:30 pm

Hi everyone,

My car was overheating due to some stupid leak, i drove to the mechanic and found out i have a blown
head gasket due to that.

He pulled out the engine for the compression tests and it came fine and hence no problem with the engine.

He says now, that I have to replace a lot of parts such as

1) oil and filter kits
2) gas kits
3) mountings

and has to flush the engine

he says the parts will come to about 3500-4000 AED
and the overall labour charges will be AED 1800

Is this fine for all these?

Thanks a ton.

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Post by Ozimandius » 27 Jan 2015, 1:42 pm

I think he's screwing you over. Oil filters and gaskets are dirt cheap. Mountings are expensive but not AED 3000 expensive. Get a second opinion and ask for a complete list of parts required.

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Post by Alpha » 29 Jan 2015, 12:36 pm

Based on rough averages:

Opening/finishing up head (labour): AED 500
Head gasket kit: AED 500
Mountings: ?
Oil and filter: AED 150
Engine flush: AED 250

Does not add up to anything even close to AED 3500.

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Post by akbar » 13 Mar 2016, 6:10 pm

Call Mr. Zahid and give my reference (Akbar). His number is 0554886620. His garage is in Sharjah emirates Road.

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