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My car needs intake manifold theromoter head gaskets and water pump. do i just need to buy a new engine or a new car?

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You just need the top end rebuilt by the sounds of it / that's a fairly big job to do unless you know how to .have you asked to see what you'd get for trade in value :)

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Intake gaskets seal between the intake manifold and the head, and seal against intake vacuum, and in many cases, coolant.

A badly blown head gasket will so destroy compression in the cylinder that you can hear uneven cranking as that cylinder comes up on compression, kind of a “whir, whir, WHIR, whir, whir, WHIR, whir” with the capitalized whir being the engine spinning much faster due to no compression holding the starter back.

You will never be able to hear a problem with an intake manifold gasket until the engine actually starts to fire and/or run.

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