Originally Posted by bmwbrian
i blew the head gasket and have been getting quotes around $3000 to get it up and running again.
Why is it costing that much? Is there more damage than the gasket? Any reason why you don't want to attempt the gasket change yourself? Seems that would be far easier and cheaper than swapping out the whole engine, with one that you might not know the condition of? What if the replacement engine blows its gasket soon afterwards?