> On 7 Aug 2018, at 16:38, John Sessoms <johnsess...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> What kind of car?
> 
> I'm not in the market now, but *IF* I ever have to replace one I want to know 
> if there's any I should eschew.
> 

The ones with internal combustion engines.


> 
>> On 8/7/2018 05:04, Larry Colen wrote:
>> Ever since I replaced the motor in my car, I've been having coolant issues. 
>> There have been some leaky hoses, which were solved, then another would 
>> start leaking. One only leaked while under pressure, and that was a very 
>> fine pinhole stream.  For the most part there were no puddles under the car. 
>> There was no CO that showed up in the coolant. The compression test results 
>> were quite good, with only one cylinder being a few pounds higher than the 
>> rest.  The motor had the after market head gaskets, with the exposed bit 
>> (which showed they were replacements) looking quite clean, as if they had 
>> been replaced along with the new water pump and timing belt which I found 
>> when I took the front cover off.  A couple weeks ago, I gave up, and ordered 
>> the $300 worth of parts to replace the head gaskets. Money that I had 
>> "saved" when the motor was outside of the car and it would have been 
>> convenient.
>> I got the heads off last night and this morning, and sure enough there was 
>> signs of exhaust leaking into the water jacket, which would have pressurized 
>> the coolant and blown it out the overflow tank, just as it seemed.  The 
>> coolant system being basically sealed is why the leak didn't show up on the 
>> compression test.
>> Just to keep it on topic, here are some photos, devoid of artistic merit, of 
>> the cylinder heads etc.  I've got them pretty much cleaned up now, so with 
>> luck I'll have the car back together sometime tomorrow.
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/sets/72157672026815098
>> My whole experience with this car has been a continuing series of lessons on 
>> how expensive it can be to try to save money on cars, and especially car 
>> work.
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