Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 08:35:35 +0100
From: Charles Christacopoulos <c.k.christacopoulos_removeme_nospamee.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: HELP: Blown head gasket.


ts wrote: > Hi there, > > I have a 1993 900 S with 176K and I just got the bad news: The engine head > gasket is blown. > The car runs good but overheats; loses antifreeze thus lots of white smoke > out the exhaust; one plug gets wet; small bubbles come up the radiator > reservoir; I add water daily :-( > I got an estimation of about $1600 - $2000 CAN to have it fixed. > I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. > Your advice will be appreciated. > > Thanks to all in advance. > > ts > > After high milleage and/or overheating the head may (will!) also be warped. As part of the process a *more* expensive garage should skim it (remove metal from the surface until it is perfectly flat). What other messages said about valve seals/guides should be done too. Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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