2002 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 140 k miles
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I had (girlfriends) Head Gasket done, few months back.
vehichle, it ran somewhat better, but moves slow from stop, (he did guarentee it) and has less power
Have been in touch with mechanic, he insists its probably fuel injectors. I had another garage do diagnostic, they said seemed like head gasket.
Just yesterday, (finally looked at again) Mechanic who fixed head gasket, did the pressure check and now says its probably O rings.
This, is looking like his guarentee, of head gasket, was easy to make. 2 cylinders have considerable less pressure. 40 out of 120. He is saying its O rings, and job would be expensive ( car is also not worth much ). ( Open up heads etc.) It seems to me, he fixed head gasket, (and guarenteed it) and now conveniently says its O rings, but if he rebuilt engine and we now had lack of pressure he would say it was head gasket.
He admits that lack of pressure can be gasket, but says we checked pressure after fixing it, so it cant be gasket.
Is there any way to definately know?
He is not being totally dismissive, but obviously doesnt want to cooperate.
I know I can get it done, by someone else, and fight him in small claims, or take proof, and win or maybe get him to pay me.
My idea is to offer him $$, for the cost of his employee to open it up and actually show me.
so if took 3-5 hrs, vegas wages maybe 15 $ hr.
1) is he lieing to me, is it head gasket?
2) any other ideas?
3) does my possible proposal of paying for minimal time, in case he is right to open heads reasonable? , Of course if its head gasket I should pay nothing
have the same problem?
Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 2:17 AM