156 head gasket - advice please
I've just been told by my local mechanic that, what I thought was a bad radiator leak, is actually a blown head gasket.
Before I let him go ahead and start stripping the engine I was wondering if there are likely top be any surprises. He's quoting around the €500 mark. Not an alfa guy.
Is it possible that it's a symptom of something else? How would I check?
what would be a likely cause for it - I wasn't doing anything crazy but obviously all the coolant drained from the system before I noticed the temp gauge suddenly climbing. I pulled in straight away but the engine must have been running on dry for about 12 miles, no smoke or steam. 2000 156 2.0 Petrol 120k