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IS IT WORTH IT TO PUT NEW HEADS ON A MOTOR WITH 145,000 MILES ON IT

2000 Cadillac Catera • 145,000 miles

I had pressure test done on the head gaskets for my Cadillac Catera. The mechanic said that the heads were bad. Is it ok to just have them replaced or should I just get a new engine, the mechanic recommended a new engine? Most of mechanics I talked to said to just replace the engine because the heads won't sit right if replaced. I'm wondering if they gave this recommendation just because it'd be easier than replacing the head gaskets.
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Kimmyrl
October 18, 2011.




With 145k, I would do the same thing. Too many miles on the lower end. I would seriously consider this option.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Oct 18, 2011.
If the engine has been badly overheated it would be better to go with complete engine.
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Fixitmr
Oct 18, 2011.

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