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Curtis, I have a 2006 Honda accord lx 2.4 (4 cyl.) It has a…

Curtis, I have a 2006 Honda...
Curtis,
I have a 2006 Honda accord lx 2.4 (4 cyl.) It has a timing chain. It stopped running this morning. The auto shop across the street says a piston came up hit and bent a valve. I used to be a Honda tech. We used to take the head off send it to a machine shop and replace the head gasket when this would happen on newer cars..... The tech says I need to replace the engine with a junkyard motor which would be labor intensive and not necessarily come with any guarantee-
So my question is this: What have you seen and what do you recommend? What are some good questions...
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Nick
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
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The 06' HONDA ACCORD LX 2.4 SEDAN VIN # 1HGCM55336A04078
160,000 MILES
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I agree with you that there is no problem with having head reuilt or even installing a used head. But it is 11 hour job labor and probably another $400 in parts not including price of head rebuild or used head. I think it is probably better off to get rid of vehicle and buy something else unless you are willing to do the work yourself or know someone who will do work for under $40 a hour otherwise at a shop you are going to be paying at least $1500 to have head replaced or $2000+ to have a used engine installed. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
ok sounds good thanks
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