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Cost blown head gasket so i took my 2003 saturn l300 to the mechanic because the car wasn't getting any heat he had it for over a week & he finally told me that the head gasket may be blown & thet no antifreeze is getting to the engine & the only reason the car is still running was because it's cold outside how much will it cost for a head gasket & the labor

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Take it to another mechanic. He's full of it. If your heater doesn't work the problem isn't with a head gasket. The thermostat on the engine could be stuck open or the heater core may have a restriction in it. If your head gasket was blown, your engine would be overheating and coolant would be dripping out the exhaust pipe along with a white steam cloud that smells like antifreeze

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sealers usually end up costing you more in the long term than the short term. these sealers react to heat and air. so you end up doing nothing more than plugging up you radiator, water passage ports, water pumps get damaged. causing more over heating problems than they solve. no i would go for what the shop gave you as a quote. that seems a pretty reasonable quote for the position you are in.

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