2003 Ford Taurus blown head gasket

Tiny
MESTILL
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 90k miles

the car apparently got hot an seized up. After cooling off you can now turn the starter over, but it is obviously got a blown head gasket. My question is do you think the engine is trashed now?
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Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 AT 2:39 PM

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Tiny
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If teh engine got hot enough to siexe, there is likely damage to the crankshaft bearings and/or pistons. It may be rebuildable, but not economical to do so.

Once overheated to that extent, modern aluminum engines tend to warp. This creates untold problems later on, even after a repair.

The most economical solution would be to find a good used engine in a salvage yard.
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Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 AT 5:32 PM

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