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

  • Tiny
  • kimmyrl
  • 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.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 AT 3:19 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,502 posts

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

Roy

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 AT 3:22 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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If the engine has been badly overheated it would be better to go with complete engine.

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 AT 4:12 PM

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