Hello...The combustion test came "positive" it shows some contamination..do that mean that the gaskets are blown? how likely is that the car will still have some issues after gasket replacement? I already accepted your answer by mistake...if this one is going to cost me another $37 please DO NOT ANSWER
Thanks for your quick response..Im still so confused..there are No leaks in the back of the engine. No sweet smell in the exhaust. No cooling fluid mixed in my oil. Cooling fluid level still solid. Absolutely no overheating...After changing the thermostast the whole issue started buy now the combustion test is showing some contaminationSo I am still confused on what can cause this.
How much should I pay for HG replacement in Denver, CO?
After ordering all the new parts( water pump, thermostat, timing chain, radiator, gaskets etc) the cylinder head is porous and can't be rectified. The mechanic said it has some manufacture's defect. So I have decided to replace only the broken parts( gaskets, radiator, cylinder head and plugs) and trade or sell it. This is a 2006 Subaru tribeca ( 107K) that has given me a lot of headaches and it looks like doesn't worth keeping it. In the meantime do you think without changing the other parts, the car can be drivable for at least a year?
Changing the gasket and the cylinder head shouldn't stop the overheating anyways? How long do you think I should keep it? I would like to trade it next year to at least get my money back from the repair