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Car overheated Wednesday 2/11/15 and could only milk it for 5 miles, got it towed about 100 miles to mechanic, he looked at it and said it was the motor... he didnt said head gasket tho... it's leaking antifreeze into the one cylinder which is making it not compress and hard starts, also leaking antifreeze into the exhaust. mechanic said he will not fix that problem and i probably wont find a shop that will... man only 95k miles!! Wtf!?!? O well went and got a buick... but mabey someone wants car for parts?? Idk shoot me a msg I guess.. it's in the buffalo area..I put it on Craigslist for $1800 Bo
 

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Car overheated Wednesday 2/11/15 and could only milk it for 5 miles, got it towed about 100 miles to mechanic, he looked at it and said it was the motor... he didnt said head gasket tho... it's leaking antifreeze into the one cylinder which is making it not compress and hard starts, also leaking antifreeze into the exhaust. mechanic said he will not fix that problem and i probably wont find a shop that will... man only 95k miles!! Wtf!?!? O well went and got a buick... but mabey someone wants car for parts?? Idk shoot me a msg I guess.. it's in the buffalo area..I put it on Craigslist for $1800 Bo
Thats Headgaskets. Did he do a block test?
 

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Yeah, that IS a HG failure, but you CAN find a shop that can repair it. Just do some searching and be sure it will not be their first rodeo, but be prepared to spend $2000 - $3000.
 

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I fixed a Seville with 87k, when I took everything apart the motor was practically brand new.

A shame, but good luck with it
 

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I fixed a Seville with 87k, when I took everything apart the motor was practically brand new.
A properly cared for Northstar, when and if a head gasket/bolt/whatever fails and the engine disassembled, usually looks practically new inside - and the cylinders and bearings show remarkably little wear compared to the guts of some older iron V-8 engines. Most of the time a stud job, top overhaul and timing chains slipper/tensioner replacement is all that's needed - absent gross oil leaks or total disaster there's no reason to separate the crankcase/oil pan.
 
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