Ask a Car Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Have you been loosing coolant or experiance any overheating?
How did they diagnose it as a faulty headgasket?
I see ok.. well doing a headgasket on them engines isnt exactly cheap... what i would advise is to get conformation the headgasket is indeed faulty.. small amount of condenstation or sludge under the oil cap isnt that uncommon.. there are various test that can be done to confirm.. compression test,or relative compression test,, exhaust gas presence test on the coolant system.. all of which can test for a faulty headgasket..
Time wise on headgasket of lifespan is very difficult to guage..headgaskets only go if the engine is under extreme overheating or and issue with ignition...some engines can last upto 100,000miles or more without ever needing a headgasket..only something wrong with coolant system that causes the engine to overheat is usually the most common cause
The last Q
Should I expect any red lights on ?
You shouldnt have any red lights on the dash at all.other than the handbrake light when the cars stationary.. are you getting red warnings on the dash? either oil or temperature related when the engines running?
Not at all, only at Mazda they said you must have had the red lights on......
Any issue with oil pressure or overheating would be seen as red oil can warning or if the engine was overheating you see that on the tmep gauge upto the red position..and or sometimes you will hear the expansion tank bubbling.. if i was you maybe ask for those tests to be done to prove other wise..and then take it from there..
I will, thank you..it sounded from them like the car almost written off and we can find a new one for you...
And now I think is it worth it to repair or change it ( lots of finances I cant afford now) as it won't last it anyway....
Anyway, I paid for the call so you can keep it of course, and thank you very much, Robert!
No problem glad to help... If you could use the rating system,5 stars to rate instead so as to complete your question/close..it be much appreciated..