Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Head graskets are blown, should i get that repaired or trade it in?

(1999 Ford Taurus)
in High Point, NC on December 27, 2010
my heads are blown and i believe that water has got into my oil but the person working on my car will fix it but i think it might be messed up need a answer soon.
Displaying 1 answer & 0 comments
Popular Answer
on December 27, 2010
a few things to consider, is it a 3.0l OHV or OHC engine, makes a big difference in cost. also how did the head gaskets "blow" what was the underlying cause for them to fail ie: waterpump, faulty t-stat, plugged radiator. you also need to consider the cost of the repair as opposed to the value of the vehicle. if you have coolant in the oil, and it was run that way for very long, bearing damage has probly occured. in some cases it's more cost effective to replace with a used engine, or a reman'd one. the biggest question when looking at high dollar repairs, How much do you like the vehicle ? and will i get a return for the cost of the repair.
Sign in to reply
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
I hooked a new amp up in my car then car wouldn't start after a few tries it started this went on about 2 days now th...
The engine misfire when the brakes are engaged and especially when the reverse gear is engaged. misfiring usually sto...
Didn't find what you were looking for?