Posted 19th Jan 2023 (Posted 12 h, 54 m ago)
Just had my car checked because of a water leak on the header tank. And they have replaced the water tank and found out the water tank leaked because of to much pressure. I have been quoted between £700/800 to replace a head gasket.

Thinking of selling . Wondering how much I would get for a 2012 limited edition white vauxhall corsa. Milage around 134k
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    About £800 if your lucky I'd say.
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    Take it you haven't looked at car prices lately double that price easily
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    Can you see the water bubbling or boiling in the header tank ? with the engine running...

    After a run, does the tank feel warm ?
    If not, goto another garage and get a second opinion , as I smell a rat (edited)
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    Are you going to mention the head gasket when you come to sell? Better not sell privately if you don't.

    See what "we buy any car" will offer you.
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    As mention 'if' the HG is going you'll have to mention it.
    Does the car overheat? I've had a couple of HG go on cars and the temperature just rises and rises
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    Put it on eBay with Best offers and see what interest you attract. Always some car enthusiast out there that will make a fair offer who will most likely fix the issue them self or take it to a garage that will most likely do it half the price.
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    Get prices off WBAC, Motorway, Autotrader. Go with the best one. Don't sell it privately to some poor sod
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    I'm not that kind of person. Besides I have to keep filling up with water
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    If you don't need a reason to buy a new car, then you may be able to salvage this car for cheap.

    Have they done a proper head gasket test ? I ask this because they REPLACED the tank and after that they found that "tank leaked because of to much pressure".

    Are there any traces of oil in the water ? Do you feel a strange smell ? If it's not the case then check the radiator cap.
    Measure the water temperature: cheap OBD (less than £10) + an OBD app (like Torque) and see if the thermostat triggers.
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