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Engine Replacement?


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Hey Scotty,

I have a 2009 Toyota Camry 2.4L 4 cylinder with about 55,000 miles on it. I purchased it privately 6 months ago and had the oil changed and coolant flushed/topped off 1 month ago. The engine recently overheated and seized on the highway without any dash warning due to an apparent radiator leak. It was diagnosed with blown head gasket and likely other damage. The rest of the car is in excellent condition. Should I replace the engine or move on? With regard to replacing the engine, how do I find trust worthy vendors?

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Powertrain Products has rebuilt engines with a very good (5 year) warranty. 


Get a rebuilt one from a reputable company with warranty. 


Scotti has talked about getting imported used engines from Japan. By law the Japanese must retire a car after so many years regardless of it's condition. They strip them and sell the engines. Good luck.


If the rest of the car is a "creamer", absolutely!!