1st, the dealer states the gasket needs replaced.
Now the dealer states the engine block needs replaced.
A mechanic said he has never seen this engine block need replaced that
the dealer is scamming me so be careful and check the head for
Much antifreeze is being used up in a day. Rough idling. Should I
look at the oil color, antifreeze color, call the Better Business
Bureau, to follow up on my dealer?
On 26 Apr 2004 16:31:53 -0700, baron1 firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill) wrote:
What would you claim with the Better Business Bureau?
So far, you have no evidence.
It seems to me that your only alternatives are either to trust the
dealer or to take the car elsewhere for a second opinion.
Here is the result of Head gasket problem/
I cracked my block and seen the crack myself. Had to get a new engine
installed cost me appx. $1300.00. Engine, hoses & antifreeze-$650.00,
My problem originally started with gurgling sounds like boiling water
appx three years prior to engine replacement. Constantly adding water
and antifreeze to cooling system. I replaced radiator & radiator cap,
but the problem still occured. I now realized I needed a head gasket
because my engine was using (sucking) coolant into the cylinder. More
coolant was being lost and I was adding more and more coolant.
Apparently the head gasket was getting very bad and needed replaced.
Except I overheated the engine that the engine block cracked so that
now every 3 miles I was adding 1 gallon of water to the collant. I
would open the pressure relief valve on the radiator cap and much air
was being sucked into the collant system since so much collant was
being sucked into the cylinders.
I suggest that any Neon owner replace the head gasket within one year
of suspecting that a head gasket needs replaced. I suggest any
potential Neon owner have the dealer replace the head gasket prior to
purchace. If they don't do it, go buy the neon somewhere else. There
are plenty on the road and you can always find one.
baron1 email@example.com (Bill) wrote in message
When the headgasket went bad on my 2.5, it would pressurize the
system, and push the coolant into the overflow tank. I was having to
check the coolant level each time I left my house. It was an expensive
fix, but solved the problem.
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