Truck is actually a 2003 with 68000 miles on it. Truck has never had a problem, never over heated. Started ticking, took truck in - needed an exhaust manifold gasket. The dealer calls back and says two bolts also need replacing and water pump and thermostat need replacing. Cost - a bit over 2 grand. Pretty depressing as original problem was just a 25 gasket and time (if you do it yourself). What is the average cost for these repairs?? I think I am being squeezed....
Actually 2003 2500HD, with 68000 miles - replacing water pump and thermostat on 2000 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup
it is easy to say .25 gasket. it is not. both jobs are labor intensive. if you dont believe them, get a second opinion. it is a bit high in price but then again, you are at a dealer who charges the most money all the time.