RE: Blown head gasket- help
Hmmm, a couple of points:
[ul][*]You should be able to jump-start your car thousands of times and never affect the head gasket in any way shape or form.[*]If the head gasket is in fact hosed, then you are looking at a fairly pricy repair, however, I would NEVER let Pep Boys touch something like this.[*]Were I in your shoes, I would find a good independent shop that specializes in Mazdas and have them give you a quote / do the work.[*]You might want to explore a used motor from a wreck, that might be the better/faster/cheaper solution to your problem.[*]Regardless of how much it ultimately costs to fix the engine, you still need to figure out why the original one over heated, and that couldcarry a reasonably expensiveprice tagas well (thinking maybe a new radiator here)[/ul]
Keep us posted.
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