Engine Cooling problem
1997 Pontiac Sunfire 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 140300 miles
I have a pontiac sunfire 97. My car was over heating one day and so I was thinking I should buy coolant. A guy from jiffy lube(i know dumb idea) helped me and said to go by some 5year dex cool coolant. But little did I know I had had some cheaper stuff already in my tank. So I put the 5 year stuff in but the guy also told me to buy a thermostate. So I asked if a friend could put it in for me. Sure enough my car started over heating again, took it down to my friend but before he started putting in the thermostat, we opened up my coolant tank and found some build up, it was gross and it was everywhere. My friend told me it was already in my lines and probably needed to be flushed out but before he did this he checked to see if I had breached a head gasket with something that seemed to look like a syring. Sure enough it was breached. My question is if my head gasket is breached would I have to put a whole new engine in?
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 AT 4:34 PM