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2001 BMW 330i Question: How much will it be to replace the head gasket at any common mechanic shop?

 

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J.Campaz, Houston, TX, February 12, 2013, 17:37
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the car turns off by it sefl after a long time in drive, the accelerator also goes up by itself when I am at a stop, so ist really the gasket?

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    February 12, 2013, 20:18
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    sounds like you need to get a proper diagnosis.First try to retrieve the trouble codes,if any that are set.does it overheat? are you low on coolant? the symptom you described sounds kinda like a vacuum leak.

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    J.Campaz, February 13, 2013, 10:18
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    I already did the diagnostics and one shop said it was the gasket

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    Spring Branch Imports from Spring Branch Imports, February 13, 2013, 06:31
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    This needs alot of diagnositics. The problem could be a lean condition to a idle air solenoid,head gasket problems has with it other conditions.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14194 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 13, 2013, 06:35
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    agree w #1 and #2 get proper diag. the head gasket job will be expensive. appox 2000.00 to 3000.00 so a diag fee is cheap

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