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This is a discussion on 2005 WRX overheated = New engine? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by T0rque If the damage is disclosed then it isn't "screwing". That's what I said......

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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    If the damage is disclosed then it isn't "screwing".
    That's what I said...
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    So... My dad talked with the last shop that looked at the car. They told him they would start with the head gaskets... And let me know where to go from there. So since my dad is actually a mechanic, since 16, I'm going to have him do the head gaskets and have him see how bad it is once the heads are off.

    Best case he will be able to determine if it's just the gaskets worse case he has done the labor to tell me I'm hosed... Knd of a win win... Especially if it really is just head gaskets, for now.

    I figure if I can get by with the gaskets for 6-8-12 months I can save up for a decent down payment on something or a sizable chunk of a new engine.

    So with that said we plan on doing a valve job, at the least. The A/F sensor, I would assume, anything else that you all feel should be looked at, replaced and/or reviewed?

    Urgh... iPad is cool and all just can't scroll to make sure the post makes sense =/
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilfluff View Post
    That's what I said...
    No... You said,
    Quote Originally Posted by devilfluff View Post
    It's only screwing someone if the damage is not disclosed.
    He said...
    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    If the damage is disclosed then it isn't "screwing".
    I think you may have said what you meant backwards
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd92677 View Post
    I think you may have said what you meant backwards
    I think you need to work on your reading comprehension. The only difference is the sentence structure, both sentences mean exactly the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbieJeep View Post
    So... My dad talked with the last shop that looked at the car. They told him they would start with the head gaskets... And let me know where to go from there. So since my dad is actually a mechanic, since 16, I'm going to have him do the head gaskets and have him see how bad it is once the heads are off.

    Best case he will be able to determine if it's just the gaskets worse case he has done the labor to tell me I'm hosed... Knd of a win win... Especially if it really is just head gaskets, for now.

    I figure if I can get by with the gaskets for 6-8-12 months I can save up for a decent down payment on something or a sizable chunk of a new engine.

    So with that said we plan on doing a valve job, at the least. The A/F sensor, I would assume, anything else that you all feel should be looked at, replaced and/or reviewed?

    Urgh... iPad is cool and all just can't scroll to make sure the post makes sense =/
    Have the heads leak tested and trueness of the surface checked while they are off. If a machine shop is doing the valve job they should be doing that first.

    Definitely change the oil, replace the thermostat, flush the cooling system & refill with new coolant. I'd check the plugs while they are easy to access...
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilfluff View Post
    I think you need to work on your reading comprehension. The only difference is the sentence structure, both sentences mean exactly the same thing.
    You're so smart, I did misread it
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    My dad just suggested we use KW Block sealer until we can properly fix the car. It will probably be a little bit before we can get to it. My dad is putting a new engine in his truck right now so he will fix my car after that.

    Anyone have experience with this or tips on how to use it?
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    That's a stop gap measure that may or may not work. That's about as much as anybody can say about that stuff and this attempted repair.
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    Yup... I realize that... But is it wise to do it? We will be fixing it. But it could take a month. So just curious if it's worth it or do I just keep an eye on the coolant levels and drive as little as possible until we start the fix.
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    IMO block sealer is more trouble than help. I've heard too many things about clogged coolant passages.
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