if there is a tear in the head gasket why does the mechanic take apart the whole engine annd is sending it off for a 150 dollar pressure test

julesal123
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Asked by julesal123 Nov 13, 2013 at 07:26 PM about the 2003 Honda Civic LX Coupe

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

honda 2003 lx just bought it used a couple of months ago and it drove fine and is
awsome to look st and i had inspected it before i bought it till engine light came on no
heating there was a gradual cooling loss and when the engine light came on the oil
looked dirty no other problems I stopped the car and when I checked the oil later it had
become sticky a bit coolant was green. I asked them 20 minutes after signing not to
start labor till i called next day again because I wanted to get back with dealer but they
had send engine already off. Dealer said car was fine and they should not have taken
the total engine apart and he could have done a 15 minute pressure test himself that i
am just doing a head gasket repair and not rebuilding an engine whom to believe tell
the honda people put it together again and get it repaired from dealer for less or beeing
cheated by the honda shop they want 660 dollar for this.They had already cheated on
me with my old honda 1996 it was in an accident mechanic told me 3000 dollar would
fix my car well it did not and whenever I drove that car there was lot of heat vibration
sound coming from the metall sheet. What shall I do I spent 9000 dollar on partly
buying the last car and repairing the other one it is terrible

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judge_roy
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okay, why is he wastin' money when he knows it's a bad headgasket....probably a whole day job with new waterpump, timing belt and tensioner...new part...not more than $35 or so~ how they're comin' up with 9000 is beyond reproach...take "Sluggo" with you when you take it to the next shop~

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judge_roy
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you could pressure test it yourself with an inexpensive pressure test kit~....gave mine away because I cannot use it for anything anymore...all my cars are NEWish~

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judge_roy
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjAYCy7mJws

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judge_roy
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YayYzTDV0uo

julesal123
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should i take it to the dealer and have him do the rest and have honda put all parts together for another 200 dollar and have the dealer pressure test it

judge_roy
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If the outfit that sold you this one is reputable...YES...if it's been given bad marks by Angie's list or travel advisor would avoid doin' that~

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