1991 605 head gasket gone - DIY job or junk the car?

Discussion in 'Peugeot 605' started by Dave James, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. Dave James

    Dave James Guest

    I have a 1991 Peugeot 605 (rare in the UK) with a blown head-gasket (4
    cyl petrol). Garage repair quote is more than car is worth. No Haynes
    manual available, so DIY would need to be by guesswork and exploded
    views from electronic parts catalogue. Advice? Any Manuals, websites?
    DIY or junk the car?
    Dave James, Apr 10, 2005
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  2. Hi

    Most of the engines are the same as the 405 / 406 range.

    The 2 litre 8 valve petrol was also used in the series 2 405 & series 1

    The 2 litre 8 valve turbo was used in the series 1 406s.

    Dont forget that the Citroen Xantia also had all these engines fitted to it
    over its lifespan.
    Lee Power via CarKB.com, Apr 10, 2005
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  3. Dave James

    Nik&Andy Guest

    Shouldn't be that hard, get a 405 manual and that should be enough

    Nik&Andy, Apr 10, 2005
  4. Dave James

    Nom Guest

    There's nothing wierd about it - you shouldn't be paying any more than £150
    or so for a standard 4-pot head-gasket change (say 4 hours labour @ £30, and
    then another £30 for the head-gasket-kit itself).

    How much have you been quoted ?
    Nom, Apr 11, 2005
  5. Dave James

    Dave James Guest

    Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way - Peugeot guide quotes 7.5 hours
    labour which is what independent garages quote. They charge by "guide"
    hours, not actual hours, so that there is no dispute with customers. Add
    gasket, new cam belt,
    add head-bolts, add oil, and anti-freeze, and VAT on top and you get to
    £500+ providing that the head doesn't need a skim which raises the quote
    to nearly £700.
    Dave James, Apr 13, 2005
  6. Dave James

    Nom Guest

    It does at my local garage ! Take it somewhere else :)
    They're the same engines as used in the 405, and none of those cost more
    than a couple of hundred quid to replace (I know, because I've had them done
    in the past !). You shouldn't be paying extra for the 605's rarity.
    Nom, Apr 14, 2005
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