After an oil change I tried to start my car, and it wouldnt start unless I floored it and it wouldnt idle at all. When I finally got the car running plumes of white smoke came out of the exhaust and from the engine bay.
so I think the head gasket is gone, checked the coolant and there was no oil, so I pulled the plugs out and found oil covering the all the spark plugs.
I think its time for a rebuild... I'm getting a mechanic to do a leak down test on Saturday to confirm my fears, but I'm wondering if its worth it to continue this project. How much does a head job usually cost? How much do new valves and seals cost? While I am at it how much to do the timing chains?
Just a rough idea is fine...I 'm just trying to avoid the sticker shock
Modified by Peter_M5 at 1:16 PM 6-5-2006