Hello I have a 2001 Hyundai elantra. A couple of months ago my car started to over heat and I lost heat.I was told it was the thermostat,so I got it replaced.after getting it replaced my car continue to overheat. I took it to a mechanic.and he said it was the head gasket, i didnt replace it and after driving one day it started to over heat and now stop working.I talk to a mechanic and he told me I should just replace the whole engine instead of just fixing the head gasket.that it would be better and almost the same price.my question is should I just replace the' gasket or replace the engine like he said?

Asked by Apr 17, 2013 at 09:18 PM about the 2001 Hyundai Elantra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Don't keep this car. These are baaaad moojoo~ buy a Toyota, you'll never be disappointed with one of those~

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Does your engine still turn over? If it doesn't, it's time for a different engine. Did anyone chew you out yet for not tending to your beckoning near death engine.

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A Toyota won't do any better when it's still driven around with a bad head gasket. The head gasket fills the cooling system with air and causes overheating. At this point, a head gasket won't fix it - that ship has sailed. Replace the engine.

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look at the numbers, the answer is easy...the Koreans haven't been playing this game long enough to amount to anything~....just think about how easily the door closes~

Yes I know.I didn't drive for days on a bad gasket.I was driving it to a family mechanic when the car overheat and wouldn't start again.but no the car does not start.thanks everyone for your answers and ill pass on the Toyota.

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