Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 151000 miles
Thank you taking my question. My car loses about 1 quart of oil every 1.5 months. It is not blowing any blue smoke out the tailpipe or showing any signs it's dripping from the tali pipe. I just had a new radiator installed and noticed that the coolant is still brown like it was with the old radiator. I thought this was due to the old radiator and thought it would have cleared up when I had it replaced. Could it be sediment left over from the old rotted radiator? If not can I perform a visual check somewhere to see if the Head Gasket is leaking? Also if it is the Head Gasket about how much would it take to replace? I saw a price on this site that told someone $1,400 for a new one. How can this be when I found a Head Gasket for $50.00. My mechanic charges $50.00 an hour for labor so that would come to 27 hours for a $1,400 head gasket job. I know it doesn't take that long so how many hours are involved in a head gasket replacement would be the better question?
Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 7:28 PM