2007 Kia Rio Head gasket & water in oil

Asked by May 15, 2017 at 06:47 PM about the 2007 Kia Rio

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

A friend of mine has a 2007 Kia Rio for sale
for $400. He says the head gasket needs to
be replaced and there has been or possibly
still is water in the oil. He says the car runs
fine no smoking or overheating issues. I'm
wondering if it's even worth it to try to repair
this car

2 Answers


Just head gasket replacement can be risky. If the block or cylinder head is too warped or damaged, they must be replaced. Price out a motor and see what the bottom dollar is to put a Remanufactured (best) motor and buy the car.

1 people found this helpful.

A warped head can be machined flat if not too bad but have it checked for cracks too.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Kia Rio Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Accent
180 Great Deals out of 11,262 listings starting at $2,195
Used Kia Rio5
15 Great Deals out of 1,278 listings starting at $3,488
Used Hyundai Elantra
469 Great Deals out of 39,682 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Civic
665 Great Deals out of 41,549 listings starting at $1,299
Used Toyota Corolla
764 Great Deals out of 58,378 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Versa
256 Great Deals out of 16,949 listings starting at $650
Used Kia Optima
397 Great Deals out of 28,819 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Focus
744 Great Deals out of 47,994 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota Camry
962 Great Deals out of 69,282 listings starting at $1,100
Used Mazda MAZDA3
282 Great Deals out of 22,876 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Fiesta
165 Great Deals out of 17,866 listings starting at $2,750
Used Toyota Yaris
29 Great Deals out of 4,021 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars for Sale

2018 Kia Rio For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 1,347 listings starting at $10,700
2017 Kia Rio For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 655 listings starting at $7,000
2016 Kia Rio For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 351 listings starting at $6,495
2015 Kia Rio For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 175 listings starting at $5,500
2014 Kia Rio For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 200 listings starting at $4,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.