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Overheating and antifreeze leaks out completely

I was wondering if it could be the water pump gasket?
It only got hot on me once and it went pass the h mark.
It has been parked since.
I fill it up with fifty,fifty antifreeze. Checked it in the morning and it was gone.

I took it to a local shop and a mechanic said the gaskets on the engine needed to be changed and the heads sent to a machine shop to check for warped or cracked heads.

it would cost me 1100 dollars. then she said later, how about pay 1600 and she would put another engine in with the lowest miles possible. i asked if it was used, she said yes.
I said no. I want to try to keep all my oringinal parts in the car.
she said they will also have to replace the timing belt and possible the water pump.

I am really confused now. Am I being taken advantage of?
I had three men say it was the waterpump/gasket.
Can you help?

Connie
Northwest Indiana

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Hi im pierre from montreal canada there a big differense beetween water pump and head job normally head job mean car always overheating or consume prestone and the engine shake and goes bad you gonna have air bubble in the radiator the prestone will burn so no leak bad water pump water leak on the ground so the best thing to start the car remove radiator cap add prestone untill full let it warm up add if needed untill you see the fan turning it supposed to start beetween 1/2 to 3/4 when the fan go our not suppose to see bubble in radiator put a bucket under the radiator so if some come out you gonna be able to use it again and not as messy let me know good luck pierre

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