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Hey just wanted to reach out in the community. I have a 2013 ST and I've been seeing people who have blown their head gaskets about how much are y'all paying with no warranty. Thank you.
 

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I had my local shop (not Ford Dealer) quote me $1800 just in labor. You'll also be looking at the gasket itself, head studs, timing chain and whatever else needs to be replaced while they're in there. There's also the chance that it could just be that the head is warped or cracked, which means a new head too.

It's honestly cheaper/easier to swap the engine, if you're mechanically inclined (I'm doing this next weekend). Since it's the same 2.0T that's in the Fusion and Escape (with a difference in the oil cooler) you can find an engine at your local LKQ with less than 80k miles for around $500-$800.

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Thank you I appreciate it I'll keep an update on it because the oil isnt milky but we still need to do the compression test to find out for sure.
 

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I had my local shop (not Ford Dealer) quote me $1800 just in labor. You'll also be looking at the gasket itself, head studs, timing chain and whatever else needs to be replaced while they're in there. There's also the chance that it could just be that the head is warped or cracked, which means a new head too.

It's honestly cheaper/easier to swap the engine, if you're mechanically inclined (I'm doing this next weekend). Since it's the same 2.0T that's in the Fusion and Escape (with a difference in the oil cooler) you can find an engine at your local LKQ with less than 80k miles for around $500-$800.

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Damn good idea. Easier too.
 
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