May, 15, 2006 AT 6:51 AM

Head gasket blown, garage losened the radiator cap which meant it runs fine, they said sell it quick.

I didn't feel I could do that. Another garage charged £50.00 and put some kind of sealer in it. The temp gauge went up and down a bit at first but has settled. Since then I have done 1500 miles and it seems fine. Is it fixed or is it just gonna blow at any moment. I am meant to be embarking on some long journeys in the summer so would like some advice. I've been told, 'if it's done over 1000 miles it fine.' Is that true.


2 Answers



May, 17, 2006 AT 5:50 PM

Doing a " fix" on a head gasket is like putting a band aid on a broken arm. It will seal it for a short time but then it's going to be a lot worse like an infected arm.

It is against my old Yank principles to sell anyone a car that has problems without advising them. You have to do what you have to do.

NOW! Trading it in to a dealer is a different story as they will get a little back of what they have done to others. It's the old story " all's fair in love, war and car dealers.&Quot; Good luck!



May, 23, 2006 AT 1:28 PM

I would have to agree, dont sell it to anyone, but go ahead and trade it to a dealer. I would'nt rely on that car much longer, I had the same happen to me. I eventually spun a rod bearing. NOT Pretty. Haha. Good luck!

Sxotty : lol: : lol: : lol: : lol: : D

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