New Head Gasket!

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Technical Discussion' started by RyanFlorida, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. douglasjre

    douglasjre Active Member

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    When installing the engine did you replace the donut between the exhaust manifold and header pipe? What size is it? Is it Universal?D
     
  2. cnc97

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    I reused the flange gasket on mine. No leaks at the flange. The engine comes right out the top very nicely. Pulling the ICE on a Prius is no different then any other automotive engine. Don’t mess with the orange cables. As long as the 12v and service plug are pulled, there is no issue.

    Take your time and work slow.
     
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  3. douglasjre

    douglasjre Active Member

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    It took me 16 hours to do a head gasket. Next time I have a prius that blows a gasket I'm just changing the motor
     
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  4. HeavyFooted3SGTE

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    What do dealers charge to replace a head gasket? $800?
     
  5. cnc97

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    I think in another thread someone posted a dealers invoice for this job. 12.4 labor hours plus parts. Just the labor in my neck of the woods at a dealer is over 1k.
     
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