Posted a few days about my sister's 99 civic non vtec. She broke the t-belt,
and the dealership put it back together.
Well it runs, but no compression on Cylinder 3. The shop recommends an
engine replacement since the labour to get the head off and mill it and
replace the damaged components is excessive. Before you get all excited,
this is what they said:
All prices in Canadian $$
$695 for a used motor with 131000kms on it
1200 labour for the install.
$1000 labour for removal of the head and respective components
$200 for parts (valves. seals, head gasket and other junk for cylinder 3)
$500 to send the head to a shop for machining.
Here are my questions:
1. How hard would it be to take the head off and replace the valves in
2. Do I have to get all of the seats machined?
3. Can I inspect the valve seats once the head is removed and make the call
then as to whether they need to be machined at all?
I do have the Honda shop manual, it doesn't look that bad.
Feedback please. What am I missing here?
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