I am in need of a professional to seek answers on why my head gasket got blown off. My car started overheating due to the radiator fan dying on me. which lead to a major over leak in my engine. The mechanic told me that my camseal, crank shaft seal needed to be changed. They decided it would be best to change the head gasket too. They did. A couple days later my car died our in traffic. I was petrified. Brought it back again and they said that the head gasket had blown off due to the excess of the previous overheating. They changed the head gasket again. The car was released and my car died out again. I was frustrated i spent over $3,000 for all the parts. They said the bolts snapped inside the head gasket. So they repaired it but the car didnt say long enoug. I had to bring it in because the car died out again. They said that the valve in the cylinders needed to be changed due to the low pressure point of oil that just damaged the valves. Please help me
Head gasket on 1998 Honda Accord
by e4u2know in Captain Cook, HI on October 25, 2009
ANSWER by matte , October 26, 2009
The best thing that you can do is to go to another shop. After a huge repair like new head gasket, you shouldn't seen any more problems like this unless the repair was not completed thoroughly and correctly, or if the true problem was not identified and fixed.