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Can overheating ruin a brand new head gasket
1999 Honda CR-V

Can overheating ruin a brand new head gasket

(1999 Honda CR-V)
I used head gasket sealant to try to fix a head gasket. Upon taking it to the shop I was told I had used too much and had clogged the engine. They suggested I replace the engine rather than just the head gasket. I could only afford head gasket and water pump, so those were replaced and the cooling system flushed. The car was returned to me and the first day it overheated going up the mountainous road to my home. I replaced the radiator and the shop said I blew the brand new gasket that had less than 75 miles. Can a brand new head gasket blow that easily, and is the shop responsible for replacing it if it did blow a second time?
What seems to make the problem better or worse? It is worse when the engine gets hot
How long have you had this problem? 1 week
Tags: overheating, honda, cr v
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on January 17, 2018
Yes the head gasket can blow that easily if overheated. Doesn't matter if its new or old, overheating can ruin it. If they recommended an engine and you just did the head gasket its going to be tough to force them to pay. It will be very hard to prove they did anything wrong. I'm sorry to say this but I don't think you will get very far.

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on January 17, 2018
Yes the head gasket can blow that easily if overheated. Doesn't matter if its new or old, overheating can ruin it. If they recommended an engine and you just did the head gasket its going to be tough to force them to pay. It will be very hard to prove they did anything wrong. I'm sorry to say this but I don't think you will get very far.

Alex
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