Question Asked: What extra cost cout occur or should I just replace the entire engine
September 13, 2009, 02:36 AM
Hello, I own a used Chrysler 300 M with 133,000 miles on it. It recently started running out on me... I kept water in it and always pulled over on the side of the rode once I noticed the temperature gauge started to rise, except one day I was late for work it began to run hot and I continued to drive despite. I was stubborn and was attempting to make it to work on time. Nevertheless it overheated extremely until it cut off on me white smoking from the exhaust and hood extremely bad. I was on the side of the rode and it would not start back up even after cooling off..I ended up getting it towed to a local repair shop and he did a diagnostic of the heads that sit on top of the engine. I was quoted 1400 to replace both heads. My question is what is the potential that this price will creep up once the engine is broken down or that I might need a new motor. I just feel I may have done extreme damage to it and that it may have seized.