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Old 04-08-2019, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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07 Cracked Block replace or scrap?

Hope this is the right place for this post.

This past weekend my engine finally blew due to the known engine defect. I have an 07 EX coupe MT with 156k miles. The car has been great but this cracked block issue has me wondering if Iíll ever purchase another Honda.

Do I fix or scrap?

I found a low mileage engine 49k at a salvage yard for $700. My shop wants $1800 for labor and I will need a new clutch $300 and an alignment $80. Total $2880. Car is with about $3500. I do really enjoy the car but Iím concerned other repairs will be in my future.

If I scrap it I would get about $500. I have a hand me down 98 accord with about 100k available if I want it.

I need help making a decision please!


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Old 04-09-2019, 02:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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did you know Honda extended their warranty for this issue? talk to them and see what you can do.
otherwise it depends on what you want to spend. cheaper to fix and continue, or a new car that will probably be better in reliability

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I have 2007 Ex MT as well, but what is this "known engine defect"? Does it get triggered by something? Will I be able to prevent it from happening?
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Mine (06 EX coupe) went @ 170k miles. It was replaced in 2015 and at that time the warranty was extended to 10 years & unlimited millage. It was a nightmare (car returned to dealer 13 times to get everything ironed out over a 9 month window). I would contact Honda first before you make any decision to see if they have either extended the warranty timeframe or if they would "Good will" the repair. If not, it's approx $4500 for the repair. If you go the route of pulling a block from a salvage yard DEFINITELY make sure it's not out of an 06-08 model or you stand a real good chance of being right back in this situation again.

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Old 04-16-2019, 10:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I own a 2006 and have 157k on it. I really like it but this cracked block issue has me scared. It almost seems like every 2006 is eventually going to do this? If I sell it now I will be in the hole, I need to get a few more years out of it and would love 200k. Trade-ins are over 20k to get the equivalent car. My car is like new and garaged all of its life.
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Yup, always garaged, all scheduled maintenance performed when needed & has never seen any rev over 4500 rpms, yet it fell victim to a cracked block
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According to my Honda mechanic I got pretty lucky with it lasting almost 160k miles. Most go sooner. I followed the recommended maintenance plan religiously but it still crapped out on me. It sounds like if you own a 06-09; it's not a matter of if but when. Honda really screwed the pooch on this one.

I did end up installing a '11 engine from a wrecked Civic. Has 49k miles on it and got the clutch and flywheel replaced too. All said and done it was $3000. Still cheaper than another car and at least I know what the car has been through in the past since I am the original owner. Hoping this thing lasts 300k.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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$3000 is not bad for a almost new motor and clutch setup. I seen sites where guys have almost a million miles on an 2006.

https://jalopnik.com/how-i-put-750-0...t-five-5885287

Not sure if my link I posted will be allowed. The car complaints site shows blocks cracking from 10k to 270k miles.

How does the new engine run? Does everything work properly?
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