Hey all, i own a j plate 2.0l 16v Calibra with the C20XE redtop engine. Anyway its had a porous head since i bought it (bout 6 months ago) and ive been flushing it out since.
Drove home one day, the bastard overheated, and since then it constantly overheats after 10 minutes or so, and the engine sounds very rough (it revs, then sounds like it drops a bit, then does the same).
A mechanic came out, and basically said it sounds like the head is knackered, and i may aswell replace the bottom end also as it is probably on its way out 2, as theres no point replacing the head if bottom end is ruined.
So so i buy another engine? Im resigned 2 the fact that ill probably have 2, or do i just replace the head?
Also, if im gonna buy another engine, how can i tell if its porous or not? Help would be very appreciated, thanx.