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Blown headgasket, oil is mixed with coolant, was driven for 15 miles to auto repair shop. coolant was low, oil looked okay until reaching auto shop, next day the oil looked like coffee/cream...blue/white smoke came from the tailpipe. Idle was very rough. when the auto repair servicemen started the engine it hydrolocked. Servicemen suggested I get a new engine, but they did not completely take it apart to view full extent of possible damage. Would it be better to get the engine repaired, or replaced (or at this point, neither)? We are not sure of the main bearings and their condition, considering the oil/coolant mix. Thank you for your help and consideration!

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This is a tough question to answer. If you can afford a rebuilt engine and there is one out there, that is the way to go. Rebuilding this engine would require a lot of labor and the cost of rebuilding it may supersede the overall value of the car. See if you can find a rebuilt or used engine. I found a place that has them ranging from $930.00 - $1400.00. The link to that site is:

http://www.2005engine.com/2005-suzuki-reno-engine.html

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