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Can A Blown Engine Be Fixed?

As a car owner or driver, the last thing you want to deal with is a blown engine. Typically, a blown engine may indicate the end of the road if your rig is an old clunker. If it is in a relatively decent shape, you might want to consider repairing or replacing it.

Several different issues in the motor can cause a blown engine. For instance, you could be dealing with a blown engine bottom or a blown head gasket. These are some of the common issues we have noticed with car owners who bring their cars to our auto service station. Other causes of engine failure include:

  • Lack of maintenance
  • High engine temperature
  • Overexertion of the engine
  • Mismatching engine capabilities with aftermarket upgrades

Is Fixing a Blown Engine Worth It?

Before repairing your blown engine, it is critical to evaluate the car's condition and understand whether it is worth the cost and time. Typically, repairing or replacing the engine costs between $3,000 and $5,000. If you can make the engine work, splurging cash and time on the repair and rebuilds may be an excellent option.

If you have a blown bottom end, it means that the rotating assembly broke or part of it failed while operating under high RPM. If there is extensive damage, it may leave you with no other option but to replace the motor.

Another issue that can cause a blown engine is a blown head gasket. The purpose of the gasket is to maintain combustion pressure and prevent the mixing of oil and coolant. If the head gasket lows, gas and air may mix or leak, leading to combustion and overheating issues. The bright side is that you can have the gasket replaced, but the engine will require more inspection to determine the extent of the damage. Consequently, you will need other repairs to restore the engine's structural integrity and functionality.

If you need engine repair or replacement services, bring your car to our auto repair center. Our customer-service personnel are ready to welcome you and coordinate with our ASE-certified specialists to get the engine repaired efficiently.