Blown head gasket, what can I do to help it not get worst while I save up to fix it?

Tiny
MONTERYANCARLO
  • 2001 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
  • 157 MILES

Car over heats so I used water and has helped. Engine shakes like crazy while stoped.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 9:44 PM

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Tiny
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Do you see white smoke coming out of the tail pipe?

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 9:49 PM
Tiny
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Yes there was white smoke, now im not sure still think is is some but, what happen was it overheated and I saw that I had no prestone/antifreeze in my rad/coolent. Thast why it over heated. But there was white smoke that came out of the tailpipe

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 9:58 PM
Tiny
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Have it block and pressure tested to find out more

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 10:00 PM
Tiny
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Done it already, there's prestone in my oil. My oil looks like a light brown liquid. With while film

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 10:06 PM
Tiny
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Replace the headgasket if its actaully blown

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 11:14 PM
Tiny
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How much does that cost?

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 12:15 AM
Tiny
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Doing both heads and all the gaskets and fluids, around 1500-1800

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 12:31 AM
Tiny
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Its to late for head gasket its all in my engine and now I have no oil pressure. I got a deal on a 2002 monte carlo ss engine for 300$? Just installing is more but installing this engine will it effect my radio?

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 5:19 PM
Tiny
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It shouldn't affect the radio.

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 5:27 PM
Tiny
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Cuz friend said I have a code on my radio, but yeah its just the install is alot. But it will be worth it cuz the engine is finished

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 7:49 PM

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