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1979 Pontiac Laurentian Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.7L Victor Gaskets

P311-134D25A    1178BS  New

3758440 , 3836498 , 3830711 , 7733SH-1 , HG31600 , 3911088 , 1564448 , 3995633 , 3748768 , 3783631 , 3731324

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Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • MAHLE Performance Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Beaded Steel
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 104.14
      • 4.10
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Grade Type: Performance
    • Material: Steel
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.04
      • 0.89
    • Unit of Measure: Cc
    • Volume: 4.1
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1979 - Pontiac Laurentian V 8 Cyl 5.7L 350 -
Victor Gaskets
1999 Pontiac Sunfire Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 4 Cyl 2.2L Victor Gaskets

P311-5B28D5C    54051  New

24575420 , HG34370 , HG34365 , 9170 PT-1

Qty:
$17.58
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.62
      • 92.00
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.06
      • 1.62
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1999 - Pontiac Sunfire L 4 Cyl 2.2L 134 2190
Victor Gaskets
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 6 Cyl 3.1L Victor Gaskets

P311-291B90A    54059  New

12577403 , 24507249 , HG34000 , 9957 PT , 10227595 , 511SD

Qty:
$16.10
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.66
      • 92.84
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.06
      • 1.62
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
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Brand: Victor Gaskets
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1998 - Pontiac Grand Prix V 6 Cyl 3.1L 189 -
Victor Gaskets
1999 Pontiac Grand Am Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 6 Cyl 3.4L Victor Gaskets

P311-237AA9D    4956  New

9071 PT , 12589907 , HG34450 , 10227596 , 24507250

Qty:
$21.60
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.74
      • 95.00
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.07
      • 1.68
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
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Brand: Victor Gaskets
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1999 - Pontiac Grand Am V 6 Cyl 3.4L 207 -
Victor Gaskets
2004 Pontiac Bonneville Engine Cylinder Head Gasket - Right 8 Cyl 4.6L Victor Gaskets

P311-4388C23    54357  New

12560633 , 26151 PT

Qty:
$25.75
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket  Right
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.70
      • 93.98
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.07
      • 1.65
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
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Brand: Victor Gaskets
Position: Right
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Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
2004 - Pontiac Bonneville Right V 8 Cyl 4.6L 281 -
Victor Gaskets
2004 Pontiac Bonneville Engine Cylinder Head Gasket - Left 8 Cyl 4.6L Victor Gaskets

P311-368F750    54356  New

26150 PT , 12560632

Qty:
$26.20
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket  Left
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Graphite
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.70
      • 93.98
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Graphite
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Composite
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.07
      • 1.65
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
Position: Left
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Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
2004 - Pontiac Bonneville Left V 8 Cyl 4.6L 281 -
Victor Gaskets
2006 Pontiac GTO Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 6.0L Victor Gaskets

P311-1C8C2D3    54445  New

12 58 9227 , 1161R , 12558936 , 9199 PT , 12589227 , 1161L , 26192 PT

Qty:
$52.06
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Multi-Layered Steel
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 104.14
      • 4.10
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.05
      • 1.35
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2006 - Pontiac GTO V 8 Cyl 6.0L 364 5967
Victor Gaskets
2002 Pontiac Firebird Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.7L Victor Gaskets

P311-3E68FED    54442  New

12558809 , 12589226 , 8-12589-226-0 , 1160R , 12558810 , 9284 PT , 26190 PT , 1160L , 88894342 , 12 58 9226

Qty:
$40.46
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Multi-Layered Steel Consolidated MLS Design
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 100.20
      • 3.95
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.05
      • 1.22
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2002 - Pontiac Firebird V 8 Cyl 5.7L 350 -
Victor Gaskets
2006 Pontiac Pursuit Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 4 Cyl 2.2L Victor Gaskets

P311-282E47B    54440  New

26223 PT , 24444091

Qty:
$58.01
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Multi-Layered Steel
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.46
      • 87.88
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.02
      • 0.61
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2006 - Pontiac Pursuit L 4 Cyl 2.2L 134 2198
Victor Gaskets
2010 Pontiac Vibe Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 4 Cyl 2.4L Victor Gaskets

P311-5AF0947    54409  New

11115-28013 , 26323 PT , 11115-28012 , 26232 PT , 11115-28040

Qty:
$53.38
Victor Gaskets Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • ; Multi-Layered Steel
  • Product Attributes:
    • Additional Package Contents: Head Gasket
    • Cylinder Bore Diameter:
      • 3.55
      • 90.17
    • Cylinder Head Gasket Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Gasket Sealant Included: No
    • Item Grade: Oem Standard
    • Material: Multi-layered Steel
    • Package Quantity: 1
    • Thickness:
      • 0.02
      • 0.48
    • Torque To Yield: Yes
  • MAHLE® gaskets provide world class sealing products trusted by OEMs & Technicians around the globe.
Brand: Victor Gaskets
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2010 - Pontiac Vibe L 4 Cyl 2.4L - 2362
Nippon Reinz
2006 Pontiac Vibe Engine Cylinder Head Gasket Nippon Reinz

P311-4059C16    W0133-1692884  New

Qty:
$65.87
Nippon Reinz Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Nippon Reinz
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine Designation Drive Type
2006 - Pontiac Vibe 1ZZ-FE FWD
Nippon Reinz
2003 Pontiac Vibe Engine Cylinder Head Gasket Nippon Reinz

P311-4059C16    W0133-1692884  New

Qty:
$65.87
Nippon Reinz Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • ; Production: 01/2002-
Brand: Nippon Reinz
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine Designation Prod. Date Range
2003 - Pontiac Vibe 1ZZ-FE Fr:01-00-02
Mahle
2001 Pontiac Firebird Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 5.7L Mahle

P311-56630BD    W0133-1689379  New

Qty:
$55.32
Mahle Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
Brand: Mahle
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2001 - Pontiac Firebird V 8 Cyl 5.7L 350 -
Elring
2008 Pontiac G8 Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 6.0L Elring

P311-58AC9B2    W0133-1833682  New

Qty:
$46.11
Elring Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
Brand: Elring
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2008 - Pontiac G8 V 8 Cyl 6.0L 364 5967
ACDelco
2008 Pontiac G8 Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 8 Cyl 6.0L ACDelco

P311-146FF21    W0133-1833682  New

Qty:
$65.14
ACDelco Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Genuine GM
Brand: ACDelco
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2008 - Pontiac G8 V 8 Cyl 6.0L 364 5967
ACDelco
2009 Pontiac G6 Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 6 Cyl 3.6L ACDelco

P311-1E48F76    W0133-1939465  New

Qty:
$32.80
ACDelco Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Genuine GM
Brand: ACDelco
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2009 - Pontiac G6 V 6 Cyl 3.6L 217 3564
ACDelco
2009 Pontiac G6 Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 6 Cyl 3.6L ACDelco

P311-598BB3D    W0133-2011023  New

Qty:
$37.17
ACDelco Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Genuine GM
Brand: ACDelco
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2009 - Pontiac G6 V 6 Cyl 3.6L 217 3564
Elwis
2007 Pontiac G5 Engine Cylinder Head Gasket 4 Cyl 2.2L Elwis

P311-068F705    W0133-1833743  New

Qty:
$47.21
Elwis Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
Brand: Elwis
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2007 - Pontiac G5 L 4 Cyl 2.2L 134 2198
Elring
2010 Pontiac G3 Engine Cylinder Head Gasket Elring

P311-4EA22F9    W0133-1946016  New

Qty:
$53.12
Elring Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
Brand: Elring
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2010 - Pontiac G3
Mahle
2010 Pontiac G3 Engine Cylinder Head Gasket Mahle

P311-2354E3A    W0133-1946016  New

Qty:
$59.17
Mahle Engine Cylinder Head Gasket
Brand: Mahle
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2010 - Pontiac G3

Latest Pontiac Repair and Head Gasket Installation Advice

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Broken Camshaft

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Question From Turtleboy on Broken Camshaft

1998
Pontiac
Van
3.4L
100+

Recently had head gasket replaced and heads machined. All gaskets on top part of engine were replaced and new hoses with oil flush and coolant flush. Recently broke down on side of road had towed home and engine not turning over. Tried again once at home called mechanic who originally performed repair, he said to try again and finally two days later after towed tengine turned over. Making some top end internal engine noise. Mechanic originally performed head gasket told me to take to another shop.

Took to DEALER and they stated cannot diagnose without disassembly, but pretty sure camshaft is broken. Is the shop that originally done the head gaskets rightfully reponsible, since vehicle is still under warranty from head gasket repair.

Another words is camshaft break, likely caused by or related to head gasket repair?

Response From Turtleboy

Revisiting broken camshaft(4/10). Thanks for original comments.

Brief History. 1998 Pontiac van 99kmiles, exc. shape, blew head gasket. Seemingly no signicant water in crankcase. Had local mechanic repair head gasket. <2000miles later engine seemingly seized. Turned over the next morning, would not run. Had towed to dealer upon original mechanic's recommendation. Dealer suspected broken cam, suggested to take back to original mechanic. Two months later, original mechanic looked at van and determined broken camshaft.

He states he is unable to make the repair at his garage(lift limitations). Is this broken camshaft, something (with great certainty) that he should be responsible for repairing from the original head gasket repair (as mentioned in thread). Would you hold him completely, partially or not at all responsible for the repair? Briefly, Why or Why not?

The repair is still under a 12,000mile/1yr warranty.

Many many Thanks!

Response From Sidom

There is no "briefly" answer to that due to so many different variables to this type of a job, but I'll try to answer that in way that makes sense...

To understand the answer there are a couple of things you need to be aware of 1st..... In the automotive world there is a misconception by customers that everthing is 100%. You hook up a machine and it tells you everything that is wrong with the car. A technician does an inspections and should easily be able to find every fault there is or is going to be before the repairs are done.

In reality that just isn't so. Granted there are a lot of jobs where this is true and you do know with out a doubt after the diag, what the problems are, all of them. But on the reverse there are failures like yours where there is a huge gray area than no one knows. In order for the 1st tech to have been able to spot this possible problem, he would've had to disassembled the engine, do a visual 1st & then plastigauge the bearings, mic the cam, crank and all the journals, along with about 100 other checks and it still wouldn't be a 100% but the odds would have been way higher on spotting a lower end problem. I'm sure you can guess what the costs of that would've been and no repairs would've even been started yet at that point.

This problem would be similar to a broken timing belt on an interference engine. The only way to know if there is damage or not is to put a new belt back on and check it. Granted there is tests a tech could preform before putting a belt on but those tests would cost double what it would cost of just putting a belt on and seeing if there is damage.

So to try to answer you question. Doing an upper end repair is a totally acceptable repair. There really isn't anything he could of done to the camshaft during the repair. Just so you know if I see enough evidence that the it was techincian error. I will say that (and have in few threads already). Right now, I haven't heard or seen anything that would suggest the shop is at fault.

Shops will bid these jobs differently. Some will just do the upper end repair to keep the costs down for the customer. Some don't want to risk a possible lower end problem that can go along with those repairs and estimate a complete engine.....

Response From Sidom

If the engine ingested water when the head gasket went then that would be the culprit. Those are common for breaking the camshaft at the journal by the #5 cyl. The water reeks havoc with the bearings & they seize...

The main reassembly problem on those that I've seen is overtorquing the rocker arm bolts. It cracks the treads and pulls them out. Or mixing up the pushrods, they have different length intake & exhaust push rods but that would be obvious on start up.....

There was really nothing that needed to be done to the camshaft on a headgasket job but I am curious why he passed on the job........

I'm not sure of the mileage but at this point it might not be a bad idea to go with a short block (since the heads have already be done) instead of just a camshaft & bearing if you are planning on keeping the vehicle......... You still have the lower end to think about...........

Response From Turtleboy Top Rated Answer

Thanks Sidon very helpful.

I have a head gasket problem

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Question From Guest on I have a head gasket problem

i have a head gasket problem wih my 1997 pontiac sunfire. and i am not willing to spend a lot of money to fix the problem. will bar's gasket seal work?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

If you must try sealer it will only have a chance if it is just leaking coolant out of the gasket. If combustion pressures are getting into the system it won't work and any success isn't very dependable,

T

2003 Pontiac over heating

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Question From mlhwarior on 2003 Pontiac over heating

2003 Pontac Bonneville SSEI 6 CYL Supercharged 121000 miles.

While driving with the heater on the heater starts blowing cold air and the temperature guage rises. Then the heater starts blowing warm air and the temperature guage drops. I also have to repalce the coolant at least once a week. What's going on?

Response From Sidom Top Rated Answer

It's possible to have a sticking thermostat with a small external coolant leak as well but with those symptoms I would definitely check the cooling system for exhaust gases to make sure there isn't a head gasket issue going on.

A bad head gasket would account for all those symptoms..........

2004 pontiac grand prix gtp

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Question From quan08 on 2004 pontiac grand prix gtp

Hi, i wanted to know if anyone could help me out with some good advice or opinion.. I have a gtp model 162k.I've had it since 130k. I had an head-gasket leak around 150k & use Blue devil sealant.. Since then the only problem I've had was coolant burning out of the reservoir (Not leaking).. Now the coolant is boiling & overflowing. The reservoir is empty within 30mins. There is coolant in the radiator... Any suggestions??

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

You hsave a blown head gasket or cracked head. Fix it right. There is no such thing as "mechanic in a can".

Response From Tom Greenleaf

But they do sell "Mechanic in a bottle" ...............



T

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I take it you had an external leak and use that sealer outside which got you by for that somehow! Coolant may not boiling over but rather combustion gasses are putting vapors into cooling system blowing it out at reservoir leaving air in rest of system which if not soon will overheat and need the real job done with
head sent out to machine shop for inspection, repair or declare it unfixable is what I think you are experiencing.

You can test for combustion gasses in coolant reservoir/recovery tank to help with other observations and tests to verify this,

T

1995 Pontiac Grand Prix oil is white

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Question From brokenmercy on 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix oil is white

1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1 v6 148k miles

I am looking at this car I found on Craigslist on a dealership. I went to look at it and the guy said that the Intake Manifold Gasket was bad. However, there is moisture i the oil since it is white and I believe that the Head Gasket is bad. Is it possible for a bad Intake Manifold Gasket to cause moisture access to the oil? I nee to know 100% what is wrong with this car before I buy it that way I know how much money I have to put into it. Any Advice Helps.

Thanks, Lacy

Response From re-tired

Yes it is possible for the intake gasket to allow water into crankcase. I would be asking> why are they not fixing a relatively straight forward repair for a mechanic, and sell a working problem free car . I smell a rat. I would look for another car. IMO

Response From brokenmercy

well I actually am quite happy that they are not fixing it. Because I don't have very much money to buy a car. and they are selling it for $475. soooo.... it is cheap and easy to get. and I need a car before August.

Response From Sidom

You might want to take RTs advise here......For an old man, he got a pretty good nose...........

I see you said this was a "dealership".... Just so you know how it works....

Highend dealers won't sell marginal cars off their "Pre-owned" lot...They have a good rep and want to keep it that way......They wholesale them to low end lots......(and NO they won't deal with the public on these ones........it's DEALERS only)

Low end lots usually know what they have and what it will take to make a profit. If this car just took a $60 set of gaskets & paying their guy a few hours, to be able to sell it for a few grand...........They would do it... They make mistakes just like everyone else. Once they find out it was a mistake, they are just looking to get their money back and move on to something else they can make money on.......

If this was a private party sale, you would have a slight chance at gettting "lucky". If this lot if "offing" this car, you don't want any part of it unless you have the same year & model you need parts for.....

This car is trash & not worth the money to fix & make usable or the car lot would do it...........Thats what they do for a living..........

Response From brokenmercy Top Rated Answer

well it isn't like a brand new car lot. its a used car lot. does that make a differnce
and yoiu can't buy just the head gaskets, you have to buy the entire kit which comes with an intake manifold gasket as well.

Response From Sidom

Actually I was pretty sure this was a used car lot we were talking about and my post was based on that. This kind of a deal you wouldn't get from a dealership unless you knew someone there....

You seemed determined to get this car. I know it sounds like a good deal and maybe it is, none of us are there to check it out.

You've mentioned the car and the problem. If you do get this car, what is the plan? What is the budget to get it back on the road? What is too much? Who is going to be doing the work?

With any used car purchase I always push for a prepurchase inspection..... This one with the problem it has that inspecton could wind up being a 1/4 of the value of the car.

If there is any way you could get an experience tech to look at this would be good, especially if you could get it in the air to look underneath...

The last question you need to answer and it's been asked a few times all ready....

Why is this car lot selling this car "as is" and not fixing it and selling it????????

It my area this car books out at around $3500.

Response From brokenmercy

I went again to look at it today. The motor runs and sounds good. and I apologize the oil is not white is like chocolate milk. I had not seen it in about a month so my memory was a bit hazy. I took a friend out to look at it with me and he said everything checked out fine. Well except for the oil. The tranny fluid looked good. There was no visible leaks. Like I said clean car. And pretty cheap. I took a bargain and put 300 down on it. After taxes and title the total cost will be 550. If all else fails, I will get it running by replacing the Head Gasket and then sell it.

Response From Sidom

Good luck with your new car.......Hopefully things work out good for you...

Response From brokenmercy

completely understood since it is aluminum. However any other cheap car needs a motor, a tranny or both. and I would end up paying 3 grand for a car that is not worth the trouble. This car is cheao, so if I do end up needing to replace the motore, it will not be killer. And thank you. I am really excited about it :)

Response From Hammer Time

Remember, no one can tell you what is wrong with that engine without taking it apart. That particular engine is prone to cracking the head when overheated and the symptoms are exactly the same as a bad intake gasket. You'd be looking at a lot more that $600 then.

Response From Hammer Time

Although it is possible for the intake gasket to give you that result, there is no way to distinguish between that and a cracked head or blown head gasket without taking it apart so they can't know which it is. Their diagnosis could be just wishful thinking or they may be right. The point RT is making is that they may have doubts about the diagnosis and chose to sell it "as is" instead of taking it apart and finding something worse. It would make more sense for them to repair it first if it was only an intake gasket because they would get a lot more for the car so it's leaves us very suspicious as to why they chose that route.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I smell that rat too LOL. However, if you can negotiate down even more AND the cost to put it in your name isn't too high. Here it means a $75 Title, plus full value sales tax no matter what for private sales.

If cheap enough to give it a shot and it doesn't work out just cut losses quick. Here any car the salvage yards are paying $200 bucks no matter the condition but you have to have proper documentation that you own it too,

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