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    Default Laguna Head gasket thread

    I guess that thread may have been pulled because of defamation issues regarding repairer/s.

    I'm wondering if the head gasket thing was resolved and the car repaired for less than the mega dollars quoted for an engine rebuild.
    The problem was interesting - do the things require a rebuild if you blow the headgasket or not?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BogMaster
    I guess that thread may have been pulled because of defamation issues regarding repairer/s.

    I'm wondering if the head gasket thing was resolved and the car repaired for less than the mega dollars quoted for an engine rebuild.
    The problem was interesting - do the things require a rebuild if you blow the headgasket or not?
    I don't believe they do, unless there is a root cause of the gasket failure that requires further work. And I guess with these things, you always need to balance up the cost - maybe it's worth a rebuild due to the amount of labour required just to do the head gaskets.

    To replace the rear head gasket, you do need to pull the motor/gearbox unit out of the car. Front head gasket can be changed in-situ.
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    Europa and Bogmaster,
    Yes you would peobably have to remove the engine to do the rear h/g in a Laguna with transverse mounted engine but a 604/R30/Volvo and any normal alignment of the engine wouldn't require such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BogMaster
    I guess that thread may have been pulled because of defamation issues regarding repairer/s.
    You are correct BogMaster, we had complaints, and unsubstantiated claims.. so the thread was pulled.... probably later than it should have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HONG KONG PUGGY
    Europa and Bogmaster,
    Yes you would peobably have to remove the engine to do the rear h/g in a Laguna with transverse mounted engine but a 604/R30/Volvo and any normal alignment of the engine wouldn't require such.
    No probably about it mate, the Renault Laguna MR technical manual says it has to be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Europa
    No probably about it mate, the Renault Laguna MR technical manual says it has to be done.
    Figured as much, well that'd account for a fair fee then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HONG KONG PUGGY
    Figured as much, well that'd account for a fair fee then.
    But nothing like the quoted rebuild costs.
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    I believe the price advised on the forum was wrong. If you would like to hear the real quote, I suggest you contact Auto Paris.
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    I beleive it wasn't the only questionable statement made by that particular member... without naming names. Even so, should be very careful about what sort of accusations you start throwing around in a public forum.

    Lets not have this thread binned to... easy goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Europa
    I believe the price advised on the forum was wrong. If you would like to hear the real quote, I suggest you contact Auto Paris.

    I think there is something weird about the whole business from go to woe. I don't see Paul as someone who would advise a rebuild if it wasn't necessary.

    What is clear is that the car in question has given the owner a considerable amout of grief - there is another thread here about a gearbox rebuild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BogMaster
    there is another thread here about a gearbox rebuild.
    Therein lies a clue as to the explanation of the total $....
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