It is hard to say if the motor is in need of replacement or just to do the head gasket. If the engine was running well other than this issue then it may be worth just repairing.
The way I look at these is to just price it both ways, repair the head gasket vs replace the engine. You can get an aftermarket engine for a couple thousand dollars that comes with a warranty. However, just repairing the head gasket will be cheaper.
Ultimately, it comes down to how much money you want to put into it and which would make more sense. Meaning, if it is only going to be a few hundred more for an engine then that would make sense. If it is going to be a lot more then it makes sense to just repair it.
Let me know what you are thinking or if you have other questions. Thanks
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 AT 3:14 PM