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1000 bucks for a head gasket repair is a normal shop rate for such a job. Think about it, the entire head, exhaust manifold, turbo and plumbing if there is one, belts, crank pulley, timming belt, everything above the head, etc has to come off. In many cases the block surface needs to be refinished, and they will almost always want to replace the water pump, idler arm and timing belt if they have more then 50k kms on them. Thats alot of labour. Take any supra to a toyota dealership and get a quote for a head gasket change, I guarentee you it will be in the 1g ballpark (cdn at least), and thats just the estimate, not the final bill.