Ok. I just got back from KMart Auto. Those who remember my issue will know what was up. Those who dont know...
EF XR6 water/coolent level problem
OK the guy said that there was some leaking from the top radiator hose when they put it under pressure, but there was also a leak at the back of the engine that he said would have been from the head gasket. He said it was near the exhaust manifold or something.
They fixed the hose leak and tightened up everything.
So its the head gasket then. He said for them to do it would cost around 800 bucks. could be more could be less depending on the condition of the engine when they take the head off.
Someone mentioned taking it to a 'real' mechanic to get it done in the other thread. Would the price be around about the same at a non franchise mechanic?
This was the news I didnt want to hear today. Who knows where Im going to get 800 bucks from geez.
He also said that there was no water getting into the engine...yet...but it was basically a matter of time.
He said it was ok to keep driving as long as I dont plan any long trips and look at getting it fixed sooner than later. It would just keep loosing water.
If anyone has any advice or feedback on what the problem is I would be more than happy to hear it.
Can any Brisbane people recommend any mechanics? Preferably that arent super expensive...and ideally ones that take payments in installments? haha. yeah i know...fat chance.
Anyway thanks for all the help on the first thread. Thought I would keep you all up to date on where its at.