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Oil in the Overflow
Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:52 PM
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Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:12 PM
ok, expensive. but how much? 500? 2000? do I auction it off? I just bought it used in April. No warranty naturally. Long shot additional clues-engine hot radiator cold, heat shut off right before it blew, no put-put air/sound from exhaust but............gasket, right?
Yeah -- the reason the radiator and heater core were cold was that the coolant was low, from being slowly burned. Sounds like the classic head gasket to me. When I blew mine I got a cloud of white smoke for a minute or so, then nothing till two weeks later it overheated bad, and when I checked, it was about a gallon low on coolant. Never did see any smoke past the first burst, and I never got oil in the coolant or vice versa either. Just used alot of coolant.
I've heard estimates from $1200 to $2800 on this forum for fixing it. If you don't have a cracked block. If you are mechanically inclined and have a warm garage, you could do it yourself, for about $400 in parts. I'd allow two full weekends, based on my experience.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 12:11 PM
It's been 5000 kms..so far so good.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 04:46 PM
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