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03-21-02, 05:02 AM   #1  
bad engine

Hi,

My car, a Dodge Caravan with a 4cyl. 2.5L engine, has water in the crankcase which is the result at the very least of a blown head gasket. I do not think it's more than that though it's possible. My question is: Should I just get the gaskets replaced or rebuild the engine? The engine has over 99,000 miles on it. Which is the most efficient way to go? Thank you for your time and efforts.

Israel

 
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03-21-02, 05:48 AM   #2  
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What year is the vehicle? What condition is it in?

As I recall, the newest a 2.5 Caravan could be is 1995.

It might be worth it to pitch the truck for another Caravan in better shape.

Based on your description a rebuilt engine would be the best way to go. Again, depending on condition it may or may not be worth fixing.

Better is out there for the same money.

 
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03-28-02, 11:42 AM   #3  
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Thanks for your response. The damage isn't as bad as I first feared. I'm going after the head gasket. The hardest part so far is dealing with the timing belt, any advice?

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03-28-02, 12:01 PM   #4  
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What does your service manual say about the dissassembly procedure?

 
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