1989 Honda Accord Blown Head Gasket/ Engine

Tiny
ATRUJILLO81
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  • 1989 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 13,000 MILES
Over the past year I have had anumber of cooling related issues such as over heating, replacement of hoses, thermastat, sensor, a/c no longer works, ect. It started leaking water by the drivers side of the engine block.
The car was looked at by a friend who told me that he had a cracked/warped header, the engine sounds hurt and there is significant condensation coming from the tail pipe. The car is worth around $2,300 accordign to kbb. Com.
I decided im not going to fix it, what should I expect to receve for selling it in this condition? Should I sell it as is or fix and then sell?
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Monday, June 23rd, 2008 AT 1:10 PM

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Tiny
LEGITIMATE007
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Me personally I would sell it as is, your not gonna get that much for it anyway, I dont car what the book value is, I would not pay a shop over a thousand dollars to do it, unless you can find someone dirt cheap otherwise forget-a-bout-it
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Monday, June 23rd, 2008 AT 1:44 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi atrujillo81,

Driver side is where the water pump is located, is the leaking from there?

Honda head rarely craks till water is leaking out.
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 AT 9:18 AM
Tiny
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The water pump was my first hope, eventhough an expensive one. Youe can tell its the head because when you ramp up the rpm's you can see water leakage and a slight bubbling out of the front of the block.

How much do you think I could get for it in the current condition?
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 AT 9:51 AM
Tiny
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Hi atrujillo81,

Ok, hard luck.

Sorry I am in no position to comment on the price as I am from a different country in the East.
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 AT 9:55 AM
Tiny
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You know, on second thought < I would try to do it myself, four cylinders are so much easier then their bigger sisters(6or8 cylinders). And It will be so self gratifiying when you complete something like that, especially when, you look at the fact at how many hundreds of dollars you save, I know a junk yard around here that you could by a head for a honda for 20 to 40 dollars max. Its really awesome when you think about it
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 AT 12:50 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Good thinking, but watch out for a warped block surface, this is an aluminium block.
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 AT 3:14 PM

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