Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Mitsubishi Montero 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 132000 miles
OK, my post is more asking for advice rather than troubleshooting for a problem. I just purchased a Montero and about 3 months later the bearing on the waterpump locked up. This broke the timing belt, crankshaft position sensor and apparently bent some valves. The mechanic told me the engine didn't have any compression. Now I am faced with either replacing the entire engine or fixing the valves. I am somewhat knowledgeable when it comes to vehicles but not enough for a valve job. I was thinking of tearing down the engine and removing the heads. Then taking it in to a mechanic for the valve work. Does this sound like the best thing for me to do? I'm not rich and a motor is going to run me at least $1,500-$2,000. Any advice is appreciated.
BTW- this is for a 3.0 liter SOHC V-6
have the same problem?
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 AT 2:45 PM