I have a 2007 DTS that was overheating. The dealer made a $4500 repair but it doesn't look like the motor was touched. Was I overcharged?
The dealer said I had a blown head gasket. the car took 15 to 20 minutes for the heat to come on. Everything else seem to run ok. I noticed the heat indicator showed the motor getting hot then would cool to the half way mark. When I gassed the car, I got heat, taking foot off the gas It went cold. An emergency alarm went off and my reading said engine overheating - idle mode. Could the dealer have charged me $4500 and only put a minor part in? The motor looks dirty. I would think that some cleaning would have indicated work was done. I fear I may have been ripped off.
With a blown head gasket the engine temp will climb and climb until coolant boils out. It won't cool off because 1000° F exhaust gasses are entering the cooling system
Since my temp gage would cool down sounds like I got ripped off would you agree??
Would there be evidence that the head gasket was replaced?
Yea and as for the head gasket being replaced I would look for silicone sealant at the lower intake manifold and for the clean head gasket tabs to be sticking out.
Take your car and a lawyer to an independent have them check it out and certify the inspection, then, if you were lied to sue the dealership's ass off!
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i also buy one 2000 dts ---- with 55000 miles --was overheating problem i fix it and enjoy it till this moment
mine did the same thing and had a small hole in my radiator put a new one in never got hot again see if u got a new radiator if so they got you
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