what to do


Question by  MsMadison (86)

What can I do for a Honda Civic with a blown head gasket?


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Obviously you can pull the head off and replace the blown gasket. There is no way to fix the old one.


Answer by  JodiJ (312)

The best option is to take it to a reputable repair shop and have the gasket replaced. Running very long with a blown gasket can do damage to other parts of the engine. If you need a short-term fix there are some additives you can try putting in the radiator.


Answer by  monocogger (432)

If you are mechanically inclined you could probably replace it yourself. If you have to have a shop do it expect $1000 to $1500.


Answer by  mikkie180 (167)

At minimal the head will need to be removed, checked for damage, and it will have to be honed down to be sure that the mating surfaces of the head and the cyclinder block are true before installing and properly torqueing down on another head gasket. Why did it blow?

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