I just realized that you guys replied to my question, thank you! I had no idea. But what ended up happening, I went the SUPER cheap route and only replaced the head gasket and had my coolant system flushed of all the gunk that had built up, lesson learned don't mix orange coolant with green coolant. I didn't have enough money to have to head checked, so I thought I would just wing it and see if the head gasket replacement would be enough. Once the head gasket was replaced with a new one, it was still over heating, come to find out, there was also a kinked line that went over the top of my engine, once this 3rd problem was fixed the car ran fine for about a year until the water pump went out.
Side note, I was told by a mechanic that the head gasket was breached, that's where I got that term because he was trying to scam me. I also had the timing chain replaced, just to be safe, it didn't necessarily need it at the time but might as well, right?
Again, thank you for the reply!
Sunday, January 6th, 2013 AT 4:18 PM