So, I overheated due to low coolant and need a new headgasket... I have no idea how long I drove on the red light, it could've been a split second or a few miles (the lack of concentration is what I get for going to work hungover)
The car sucks down coolant, vibrates pretty good on startup and motor has a funny sound until warmed up. Is this coolant just being burned off in the block? Or possible a loose sleeve?
I need your guys advice on what to do here.... with 100K on the car. The car otherwise is in great shape, EAS works like a champ, newer tires and brakes, exterior interior all in great shape... the only issue with the car is saggy headliner and non-working heated seats which we all know is a common problem.
Do I replace the head gasket knowing there also may need to be head work or slipped sleeve?
Do I replace the motor with another used one? Does this require a reprogram of the BECM?
Or do I cut my losses and sell the car?