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Head gasket fix or scrap?

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Old 04-13-2019, 12:20 PM
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Hello all, basically had a 2010 Volvo v50 1.6d sit outside my house for about 9months, didn't last long after I paid 3500 for it, its now got a blown head gasket. In short its not worth me paying to get it fixed as I've spent enough on it, but was thinking of giving the head gasket ago myself, what have I got to loose, its probably only worth 50 as scrap anyway!? Is it worth me trying to change it, any advice greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-13-2019, 09:46 PM
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You don't have much to lose - I'd say to go for it, and to take the head into a machine shop to check it for warping. Other than that, it's not going to cost much to probably fix it and have a good-running V50 again.
 
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Originally Posted by Thomas Wunsche View Post
Hello all, basically had a 2010 Volvo v50 1.6d sit outside my house for about 9months, didn't last long after I paid 3500 for it, its now got a blown head gasket. In short its not worth me paying to get it fixed as I've spent enough on it, but was thinking of giving the head gasket ago myself, what have I got to loose, its probably only worth 50 as scrap anyway!? Is it worth me trying to change it, any advice greatly appreciated.

Tom
Try a bottle of "Steel Seal" ig worked on a opel/vauxhall corsa b that I used to own, and is simple to use, just add it to your coolant, and follow instructions on the bottle.
 
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