Originally Posted by cmonson
why would you replace BOTH head gaskets.
Why wouldn't you just replace one of the head gaskets?
THat being said I would expect about 5 hours of labor/gasket. The gasket is about $40 I believe.
My impression was always that when changing a headgasket that has leaked on an engine that might have overheated, it was always better to resurface the head. Now resurfacing the head could change a bit the compression, so that would be the reason to do both sides.
Again, I have done only one side, and had no problems, but my engine had not overheated and I used new headbolts.