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2007 civic cracked block, coolant seeping out

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I have a 2007 Civic with a cracked engine block, coolant seeping out in area
behind alternator.
Bought new in 2007 and have 115,000 km on it.
I've read a bunch of stuff on the net about this problem with these 2006 - 2009
Honda Civics.

I phoned the dealer and he said, sorry nothing I can do.

I emailed Honda Canada, so far no response.

I had every intention on keeping the car but what really bothers me is that
this February (2020) the passenger side coil
spring broke so I had to have both front suspension strut and coil spring assembly replaced.
Total inc tax $ 1,244
In 2019 I had to replace the starter motor.
Total inc tax $636

I spent all this money and now the car is worth
nothing, I can't even sell it.

Honda should be made to pay for this.
Look at VW they have already paid out tens of billions for
that emission scandal.
How many engines were replaced by Honda over the years
and how much did it cost them?
A few million?
Honda should be held to account no matter how
much time has passed.
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Hope it is okay to ask but how does someone get banned after only three posts that were not even spam?

Some lucky people have surpassed the 200K mark with their Original Engine Blocks. I hope to be one of them.
You have expressed concern over the engine in several threads. May I ask, why not get out from under it while you still can? I have been toying with the idea. The only reason I haven't just yet is I would feel guilty about it. You see, I inherited my civic when a relative passed away. On the other hand, having worry about the engine cracking then the car be worth only scrap is not comforting.
BUT if mine does crack any time soon, I still have my old car parked and ready to roll.
Ed, for those who do not know, how many miles do you have on your civic?
We read a lot of bad news on this sub forum, of course it IS the "mechanical problems" part.
So tell us the good news in some cases, like on yours? Aren't you pushing like 300,000 miles on the original engine/trans?
Takes care of it religiously and drives conservatively.

It must be a Honda Civic "republican Christian" model. Sounds like the only thing missing is putting a face mask over the air intake filter and exhaust to prevent possible covid spread.

But for real, yeah I would say if the block were going to crack for no reason, it would have done so long ago. Even if it does, I would say at 291,000 miles you got your money's worth at least.

My 08 is at 84,000 miles so time will tell. Mileage is so low cause the last owner bought it in 2014 and just didn't drive much.
I don't know why more owners don't change the transmission fluid - it's even easier than an oil change.
It is just not something most people think about. You see and hear commercials all the time about oil changes but never trans or other fluids or service. I imagine these shops probably charge a mint for the trans fluid change and that likely scares off some customers.
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