Just had the head gaskets replaced on a Subaru Forester and the PCV valve was not replaced initially. After a few days the car started to smoke some. Now it is back in the shop and they replaced it…

Papa Chuck

Just had the head gaskets replaced on a Subaru Forester and the PCV valve was not replaced initially. After a few days the car started to smoke some. Now it is back in the shop and they replaced it but say it is the rings. It is smoking a lot more. The car has 150 K on it. Is there anything else to try to fix it? Did the delay in replacing the valve contribute to it?

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Papa Chuck
Papa Chuck

How much would a rebuilt engine cost? He recommended a new engine. I already paid for the other work completed

Papa Chuck
Papa Chuck

It is a 2010 I bought used 3 years ago. Always had a small head gasket leak then started to be a lot of ant-freeze.

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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na, a worn out engine should be rebuilt, not just have head gaskets replaced. Shady dishonest mechanic there. He should have explained how half ass fixing an engine is not a smart idea.

Techsus
Techsus

no sane reply w/out mileage, year