Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Chevy S-10 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 99,000 miles
My 1997 Chevrolet s10 pickup with 2.2L engine recently had engine problems. The repair people said that coolant shot out of the spark plug #4 when they took it out to inspect the engine problem. This means a bad gasket, or head damage so a head replacement, or a cracked engine block.
my question for anyone who can answer it is this: Is it worth paying the 1300 to replace the gasket, or if it is the head then 2300? Also, does this model's engine and transmission tend to last a long time? I am deciding on whether to invest in repairs, given that there are no other problems I know of right now, or to purchase a used vehicle if repairs are over 3,000 total?
Any advice about this model and my situation would be greatly appreciated as I am looking for a second opinion. Thank you for your time.
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Monday, December 22nd, 2008 AT 2:32 PM