now a diesel head..
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: United Kingdom
after this I would probably replace the engine, I can see bills rapidly adding up and good money going after bad, first injectors,then camshafts and then headgasket...
for me to be happy with the engine after this I would want cambelt,water pump,head gasket at the very least, head off however you see it as if it has overheated form the redlining a HG breach could be just around the corner..and it may not be symptomatic for a few miles..
bottom end may also have bearing damage so worth having a look..all of this mounts up and I would HAVE to assume worst case scenario on all of it as starting point..
sorry Stan I know its not what you want to hear but based on the usual outcome of runaway you are probably better off just taking a deep breath and stumping up for a new engine.
and Pud made a great comment.
Confidence, if you can't trust your car you will never fully enjoy driving it...
last summer my trusty e36 blew a HG due to a heater matrix hose, I did a full top end rebuild and it went again three weeks later due to a viscous fan coupling..I have replaced all of the coolant parts from hoses to rad,stat and water pump and of course fan coupling, I have even fitted a lower temp fan switch from the M43 engine to bring the aircon fan on at 88c..so it will never overheat again!
runs fine and will make someone a lovely little runabout, but I have lost faith in the car and will never regain it..can't help having one eye on the temp gauge when I drive it despite 1000 miles of trouble free driving since.