so, i bought my 1985 720 not long ago, and it's been doing us pretty well, until the other day when it blew a headgasket while in town.
truck never overheated or anything, i think the cooling system just needed to be flushed more often, especially considering we bought it after it had sat for a couple years.
took it to the shop, to make sure it was a blown head gasket, and now they are quoting us $2000-2300 for repairs, that includes a new radiator, hoses, timing chain guide, machining the head a bit, and of course, the headgasket.
now, i am no mechanic, but i am pretty damn sure i can perform all of these repairs except the machining of the head (if it ends up being necessary)
either way, does this seem like an unreasonable price? I'm in northern california for reference, and i paid $1200 for the truck to begin with.
i'd really like some input on this, because i'm pretty bummed out about this situation. I was hoping this truck would last a while, and i can't exactly afford $2200 right now. So i would like to know what you guys think of doing the work myself, if it would be super difficult and time consuming or not (i'm not a mechanic, i do my work in my dirt/gravel driveway.)