2001 Chevy S-10

Tiny
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Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Chevy S-10 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

i wanted to know average cost to rebuild my engine as opposed to buying remanufactured. I blew my head gasket a few years ago and its been sitting. I had 130000 or so miles on it. Thank you. Its a 4.3lt v6 vin w
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Thursday, August 19th, 2010 AT 6:36 PM

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Tiny
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Average cost will vary based on what components need replaced. However, I would estimate aprox 3000.00 for a complete rebuild. Is there a reason you just don't replace the head gaskets?
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Thursday, August 19th, 2010 AT 10:43 PM
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I was told that since all my coolant went straight into my oil that it may have ruined other engine parts. My oil was a thick white goo. I was driving on highway when the gasket blew. I also figured with over 100000 thousand miles how long till I have another mechanical breakdown
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Friday, August 20th, 2010 AT 6:55 AM
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I have 221K on a Dakota. It still runs strong. The engine in your truck are great engines. Was there any knocking or ticking before you shut it down the last time?
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Friday, August 20th, 2010 AT 9:19 PM
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No ticking or knocking that I noticed. I already started taking the engine apart and I did find the ground electrode bent up against the center of the spark plug. I believe from the cylinder where the gasket failed. I've never seen that before.
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Saturday, August 21st, 2010 AT 12:53 PM
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That is odd. What all have you taken apart at this point?
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Saturday, August 21st, 2010 AT 9:32 PM
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Slowly but shurely all thats left are the heads. When I drained my oil I believe that just about all my coolant was in the pan. Could all that fluid rushing into cylinder cause the plug to be bent? I am thinking about bringing truck to a shop. Im doing this in my driveway and time is not on my side.
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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 5:50 PM
Tiny
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Yes it could cause the plug to bend.
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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 11:48 PM

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