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How many hours do they suggest per the guide to replace a blown head gasket? This is not including the timing belt or anything else, just the head gasket. I can't find a labor guide anywhere to look it up.

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How many hours do they suggest per the guide to replace a blown head gasket? This is not including the timing belt or anything else, just the head gasket. I can't find a labor guide anywhere to look it up.
Based on alldatapro.com, head gasket time is 7.8 hours, includes: Remove Carbon & Make All Necessary Adjustments

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Thanks Mike.
I was told 12.7 hours and even the mechanic working on my Sportage thought that seemed excessive. Someone else said the 12.7 included rebuilding the head maybe? I have a remanufactured head so all he had to do is transfer the cam gears, position sensor and studs over.
I have him doing the waterpump, thermostat, timing belt and idler and tensioner pulleys while its apart but am paying seperately for that work.

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Thanks Mike.
I was told 12.7 hours and even the mechanic working on my Sportage thought that seemed excessive. Someone else said the 12.7 included rebuilding the head maybe? I have a remanufactured head so all he had to do is transfer the cam gears, position sensor and studs over.
I have him doing the waterpump, thermostat, timing belt and idler and tensioner pulleys while its apart but am paying seperately for that work.
Well, replacing cylinder head assembly calls for 10.8 hours. Includes: R&I Cylinder Head, Grind Or Renew Valves, Transfer All Necessary Components & Make All Adjustments. NOTE With AC, Add 0.2. But if the reman head comes with cams, I would say add another 0.5 to the 7.8 for transfer of parts. The 12.7 may include diagnostic time? based on the 10.8 for cylinder head replacement. Not sure, but I would be asking for a breakdown of the labor times if you feel its excessive.

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