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I have moisture in cylinders; probable head gasket problem.

JA: Is this your first...
I have moisture in cylinders; probable head gasket problem.
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?
Customer: Yes, car overheated. Honda Accord V6.
JA: What year is your Accord?
Customer: 2001 EX
JA: Are you fixing your Accord yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Will need a mechanic.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, just trying to figure out if it's worth fixing.
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david craig
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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. you overheated and now there is moisture in the cylinders. you have 1. a blown headgasket or 2. a cracked head.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
What is your advice re cost of repair and value if car?

what kind of condition is it in? how many miles? what part of the country are you in?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Car has 221k miles. All is up to date w/ new brakes, battery and a/c. Paint is faded. Orange County, CA.

ok. stand by.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
For how long please?

labor time to remove and replace the head gasket is attached. but remember, since it overheated the head need to be checked for warping, so they will need sent out to a machine shop. in my opinion. especially with the prices in California, it not worth the repair.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thanks. That's what my mechanic said. Just hard to let go of a good car, I guess.

i feel ya. but you'll be better off. please accept the answer and leave a 5 star rating for me if you were satisfied with my assistance. thanks and have a great weekend.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thanks for your help David. You have my 5 stars, even if not what I wanted to hear.
Roger

just hit accept the answer the n the rating system comes up. thank you.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I have rated the mechanic. This email chain was terminated then.

there was no rating left Roger.

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