2001 Mitsubishi Other Repair Question
Asked on July 25, 2006
Mitsubishi galant 2001 v4, head gasket blown
I bought a mitsubishi mitsubishi galant 2001 v4, before buying it I did a 15 pt checking & found every thing is fine. I also took it to a mechanic to chk the spark plugs and wires as service engine soon was on. He just opend those plugs and cleared it n the light was gone. But after one week again it came up, & again I took it to Autozone, they scaned the code n PO302 causing missfire. They suggested me to chk the spark plugs again. I took it to another AAA certified mecanic, who checked the car & told me that for 2 cylinder head gasket is blown up. So, I need to cahnge it, & that guy give me an estimate of $1200. I am wondering, really how much it will cost for me to replace the gasket because I found gasket head cost max $150. I also want to knoe how it is possible to be sure that the guy is not cheating me. Please suggest me.
Replied on April 19, 2007
normally you would have oil in the water or watter in the oil, is the oil on the dipstick white, is the water oily.
$1200 is high for head gasket and how do you know it is head gasket, it could be head or block, you won't know till you pull the head.