2011 Prius head gasket problems!

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  1. Popcorn prius

    Popcorn prius New Member

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    So, my friend's got a 2011 Prius with a blown head gasket, and asked me for advice and since I'm a noob as well haha thought i'd throw it up in the forum! is it better to replace engine, get it fixed? or seal with some block seal to prolong life for a bit until he can find the right mechanic to fix it- anyone in detroit area? :)
     
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  2. bisco

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    welcome!
    how many miles? it is about the same work if you can replace it with a low mile salvage.

    you can try the sealant, nothing to lose that i can think of.
     
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    It all depends where the gasket is compromised. If it’s leaking into the cylinders, you’re in deep trouble. If it is just leaking externally you might get away (temporarily) with some sealant. In any event, it ain’t gonna fix itself. Not knowing how many miles are on the engine, it would be very hard, (without tear down) to suggest a direction you should follow. My way of thinking would be to remove the head for inspection and go from there.
     
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    got it, thanks!
     
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    How long ago did the headgasket fail?
     
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