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Crud. Car just died. $7500 for engine replacement. Now what?

A brief web search shows 1) that the price quoted is typical and 2) that this issue is happening regularly to my car type - even a large class action lawsuit.

Bought it for $20k about 20k miles ago. Now, it list for 23k. Used car prices aren’t rational right now.

Advice? Car runs but is leaking coolant into cylinder at worsening rate. Trade in to dealer/car trader? Disclose or just give to them “as is”?
Pay the $7500 for an engine block that has the same flaw mine does (maker hasn’t fixed core issue)? That might be good for another 50k miles.
Replace the car in this market? Suck it up and buy new since used car prices aren’t rational right now?
My head is spinning a bit- but am guessing some have this all figured out

Posted: 10/12/2021 at 9:33PM


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  What is the problem? Is it a gasket somewhere? -- GoochlandHoo 10/13/2021 07:28AM
  OK, "fixing" that. -- GoochlandHoo 10/13/2021 10:26AM
  Flex Seal that engine! -- Wahootie 10/13/2021 1:17PM
  Sounds like a cracked casting or cavitation to me** -- typed by ben 10/13/2021 07:53AM
  Interesting! Will do some math on that ** -- HooInDE 10/12/2021 11:58PM
  This ^ ** -- RVA Hoo Fan 10/12/2021 9:58PM
  Trade in ** -- HburgCav 10/12/2021 9:47PM
  Real tough call -- FfxStationHokie 10/12/2021 9:47PM
  Duct tape + Carmax ** -- HooTiger 10/12/2021 9:46PM

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