Head gasket

Tiny
KAT625
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  • 2000 OLDSMOBILE ALERO
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,000 MILES
It has as always idled rough but it started getting worse, even after having a tuneup done in February. Also six months or so ago it started leaking coolant. The problem was eventually found to be the radiator, also changed in February. Yesterday I took car to shop, they performed a diagnostic and said the head gasket is blown. The car is not worth the money they want to repair it. So my question is, how long can it run like this and can anything be done to prolong its life until I can replace it?
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Sunday, May 12th, 2019 AT 3:45 PM

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Tiny
SCWICKEDSTANG
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Hello,

If this is the case I would recommend that you get some Blue Devil Head Gasket Sealer and follow the directions on the bottle to a "T". You can find it at any auto parts store for around $50.00. Please let us know how everything turns out.

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Alex
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Sunday, May 12th, 2019 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, I appreciate the advice. I will try it.
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Monday, May 13th, 2019 AT 4:07 AM
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Please let us know what happens.
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 AT 1:53 PM

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