The shop says that there is a bad oxygen sensor, bad plug and wire, bad coil, and the #3 cylinder is putting out 40-50 lbs less compression than the others. They want to pull the heads and see what is causing the problem. They can’t give a firm estimate until they pull the head, but they said it would be at least $650 to pull the head. The total repair could go way beyond that depending on what needs to be done to the cylinder. It is drivable, but it runs rough, uses oil and the check engine light stays on.
It is an old car, but it is in good cosmetic condition. The transmission was overhauled at 60K miles and it shifts out good.
What do you suggest? Do I bite the bullet and have it repaired? Maybe get another 75K miles out of it? Or do I just have them put it back together and drive it till it quits? Any suggestions?
have the same problem?
Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 10:57 AM