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if your car uses 2 litres of oil in 5 days and the coolant is dark brown and has bits of sludge in the bottom of the bottle, is the head gasket shot?
 

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coolant dark brown? 2 liters in 5 (five?) days?

Severe HGF at least and a lot of time to clean the engine and the cooling system.
 

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2 yearly services !!!!- a bit long between oil changes and a good examination under the bonnet and everywhere else.
 

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What's the going rate for a HG change on a K series? Mine is a 1997 1.6 (74k miles) and I've just found today that its gone (mayo in the water).

Supposed to be going into the garage tomorrow for a few days. They reckon around £800 assuming a reskim is needed too, and will change cambelt etc. at the same time. Is this a reasonable price (for SW London)? They are a good, small independent garage that I trust and have used before, so I don't mind paying a 'bit' over the odds if it turns out that they do seem a bit expensive.
 

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Should be looking around £350 to £450. I certainly wouldn't pay any more.
£800?.......go elsewhere.
 
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