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Q: headgsget on 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer

I had my timing belt replaced and the valves repaired and one month later my head gasget is blown now I don't have transportation. Did the person damage my car or did he lie about replacing my vavles, because I was told that you can not do repairs on the valves without removing the gasget.
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the fact you drove it for a month says that the job was ok when you recieved it back. you could have had something happened that it overheated and blew the gasket, as ron said.

the responsibility will fall on you if it overheated as you should monitor the systems. get it checked at another shop for a second opinion.

The only other possibility I can think of is if he re used the head bolts. they are torque to yield bolts and cannot be re used. if they are, then the head will loosen up and the result is a blown head gasket.

If you had bent valves from the timing belt breaking the head(s) had to come off for the repair, new head gaskets should have been used, if was done correctly when reassembled then should be ok till maybe the engine overheated for some reason and damaged the head gaskets. Or there was a problem with reassembly, maybe. As of yet it is not time to think someone is lying until you find out about whether the head gaskets went again because of overheating or not. You should have gotten an itemized bill when initially repaired with the breakdown of what was done to the valves and why.
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