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Car blowing oil out of the radiator reservoir
1998 Saturn SC1

Car blowing oil out of the radiator reservoir

(1998 Saturn SC1)
The car barely overheated but when I refilled the radiator it didn't last long before it was empty again. The car is not knocking and is running fine. The garage said it's a blown head gasket and the cars not worth putting that much money into. My question is would some blue devil sealant even be worth a shot or is the car beyond that now? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm stranded 18 hours from home
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on April 08, 2017
Hello,
It is not up to the shop whether or not the vehicle is worth it, it is up to you.

If you would like to keep it going, a head gasket on a single cam four cylinder (or even a twin cam) is not the end of the world.

It does sound like a head gasket, but you could also have a cracked or warped cylinder head or engine block as well.

Here is the other thing to consider. How much is a bus or plane ticket?

Lastly, if the condition of the vehicle is poor, or less than "great for it's age", consider the cost of future repairs v. buying a used, low mileage corolla or civic.
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on April 08, 2017
Hello,
It is not up to the shop whether or not the vehicle is worth it, it is up to you.

If you would like to keep it going, a head gasket on a single cam four cylinder (or even a twin cam) is not the end of the world.

It does sound like a head gasket, but you could also have a cracked or warped cylinder head or engine block as well.

Here is the other thing to consider. How much is a bus or plane ticket?

Lastly, if the condition of the vehicle is poor, or less than "great for it's age", consider the cost of future repairs v. buying a used, low mileage corolla or civic.
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