Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Midlands, Gaydon
Car: Rover 200Vi 217bhp. Honda CTR FN2 - VTEC YOOO!
firstly, ring around and get some prices. You will need a new gasket set, new water pump and thermostat (maybe not vital but could be a reason for a blown h/g), a head skim for good measure, *maybe* new headbolts, a dam good clean of the engine and coolant system, new oil, new filters, cam belt (might as well change it as the mechanic will be there anyhow)
Without the headbolts look to pay £250-300. I've had H/g failure twice now so im kinda getting to know the prices!
Whats the mileage of the engine? is the car is good nick?
Check out best of british for engine prices. Buying and fitting an engine may outweigh the cost of a headgasket repair and could go again.