Big car problem
Oil is in the radiator water. It has run "hot" once or twice...the last time while idling. I can't afford a new car. Would this one be worth fixing? It has 174,000 miles on it. Thanks. Susan
I would say that the problem is in the engine heads or head gaskets, which is a major repair, but if you took to a good shop they could quote you an estimate on the repairs so as to be able to make a good decision for fixing or to trade in for another car. This problem is very common in cars.
Your are talking about a $2,500 repair. I am not sure if you car worth that match.
Head Gasket is gone. You will need new gasket kit and the head skimmed a good back street garage will do it for around £200. well worth the money these cars are the last of the over engineered Mercedes I have had mine for 4 years and only ever had to replace the exhaust
Before you spend money on repairing a head gasket, there is a liquid additive you can buy for about $200 that may fix the problem. Search Youtube under the term HEAD GASKET and you'll find it.
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