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Old 10-23-2012, 01:53 AM   #1
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need a mechanic SATX

Seems my Chevy has blown a head gasket.
Anyone know of a great mechanic that isnt goning to screw me over.
I'm leaning towards buying a new engine. I have close to 200K miles on this motor. Looks rebuildable. its still drives but I am getting coolant collecting at the exhaust and you can smell the antifreeze.
Quick turn around would be nice as this is my DD and my Yoda isnt close to being completed.
IF it wasnt so complicated I would change it out myself.
Thanks if you know anyone one in san antonio with info to get a hold of them or a business. I hope she drives for a few more weeks to grow my money tree.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:26 AM   #2
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Check out Hillins,its across the street from Brothers auto salvage.
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Mike,

The more you drive it on a blown head gasket, the greater chance you have of warping the head, so get it fixed ASAP.

Call Mr. Janke and ask him. Also ask for Marcus at Mr. Janke's and let him know I referred you. He'll treat you right. I have Marcus' phone number, but I'm at school right now. I'll PM you shortly.

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It's really not that difficult on a motor like yours. Easier than you think. You won't have to mess with distributors, timing, messy silicone, and other stuff like on older engines.
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get that Head sealer stuff from Autozone.. I used it in the 88 and it worked great.. Still is matter o fact.
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Thanks Ill check that out Reddog.
Manny I think i have Jakes Number.
PF I don't the means to do this swap where I live. I wish I did it would save me the cost of labor to get it done.
Im going to start calling places to get prices on a long block 5.3 vortex engine.
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Kenny I will do that today. See if it can hold me off for a few weeks to save up some money. IT hasnt overheated and it just started doing this on my way to Trees this past weekend. it Ran at 210* over their and back. I just notice that my low coolant light came on. so addes coolant got to trees. then when I was leaving it said it again. so I added more before i left...and so on. I notice last night that I had water collecting at the tail pipe and a little steam. It doesnt blow smoke. BUt I need to add a gallon of coolant/water daily before I use it for the day.
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Kenny I will do that today. See if it can hold me off for a few weeks to save up some money. IT hasnt overheated and it just started doing this on my way to Trees this past weekend. it Ran at 210* over their and back. I just notice that my low coolant light came on. so addes coolant got to trees. then when I was leaving it said it again. so I added more before i left...and so on. I notice last night that I had water collecting at the tail pipe and a little steam. It doesnt blow smoke. BUt I need to add a gallon of coolant/water daily before I use it for the day.
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