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Head Gasket Failure At 79000M

what do i do ?

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#1 pharoscorpio


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hi group, any one experienced the same problem of a head gasket failure of a diesel Engine at 79000 mile? 

phoned Chrysler who didn't want to help in any way! it is worth mentioning that I am the second owner and it is 2007 Reg. The engine over heated while driving and I had to call rescue service who towed me to the nearest garage ands it is costing me a fortune. 

Any advice please

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#2 mikebh8


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:18 AM

Hi, it happen to me on the motorway.
It was the thermostat.
What engine do you have on? Mine is 2.5 crd manual.
I bought a second hand engine (330 including delivery) and did the work myself.
If you do it at a garage it will cost you, unless you find an engine that comes fitted by the seller and in some cases they give you 30-90 days warranty on it.
Mind that, while you fit it you have to do cam belt, water pump, thermostat, clean the turbo, oil and filters, ??? clutch depending how is the old one??? Makes sure the sensors are checked, and nevertheless give a good flash to the "new" engine to clear all the passages for oil and water.

Good luck with it.

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