Hi, I have more information now and am following up our previous conversation. I double checked and found out that what they want to do is replace the cylinder head on the 6th cylinder. Apparently they tried to fix the cylinder by using a helicoil and this did not work, so now they say the entire cylinder head needs to be replaced. Is this a common problem? It's a very expensive repair.
Also, I spoke to another mechanic at a different repair place, and he suggested a different type of repair that might work that would be faster and cheaper. He suggested drilling a larger hole where the spark plug is and replacing it with a larger spark plug. He said this would work even though it would be a different type of spark plug than the others that are used in the car. Does this sound like something that might work to you? Would it be safe to have different types of spark plugs in the car?
I really need my car fixed, but really don't have $2,000 to fix it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 AT 4:49 PM