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2002 Nissan Pathfinder Question: What is a typical repair cost to get oil out of a cylinder after engine has lock

 

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TTop, Dalton, GA, March 15, 2012, 15:05
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My 2002 Nissan Pathfinder 171,000mi shook violently and the engine lite blinked on/off. Afer parking it seemed ok, but I took it to Nissan for a check. Then after they replaced the spark plugs the engine locked up. They found that cylinder #6 was nearly full of oil. They suggested that engine replacement would be better that trying to repair as the cost/labor to repair the cylinder may cost a little less but there is a possibility that more damage may have happened to the engine.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 15, 2012, 23:10
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    It is more likely the engine filled with coolant from a blown head gasket unless it filled with oil due to a huge internal mechanical failure in which replacing the engine would be more viable. Check the value of your truck first before making a huge investment.

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