Thanks. It was like coolant pouring out of the engine. I bought it a year back and the carfax didn’t have any record which said engine swap. It has 140K. Attaching an image here. If you see, there’s a streak of fluid coming out of the yellowed area. It’s on the passenger side. Everyone is suggesting an engine swap, but quoting $1500 only for labor which sounds exaggerated. Was thinking of doing aluminum epoxy, but mechanics are advising against it. Would appreciate your feedback.On a 2011? Thats a rare breed. The only ones that crack are the ones from 2006-some 2009 model years. Are you sure it's just not a hose or a different leak somewhere?
If it did crack, is it the original engine that came from the factory? It could be possible that the previous owner blew up the original engine, and put a defective 2006-2009 one back in..........
I spoke to 3 dealers and only 1 was willing to check the vin and said that there’s no service bulletin for a 2011 Civic. Since all of them are asking for. $150+ inspection fee, I don’t think it’s worth going to a dealership.Waaaait, i just remembered. Take it to Honda and see if you qualify for a new engine. There was a TSB service bulletin where 10 years (i think) from the original purchase date, you could get a new engine completely free with no charge (if the engine block really fractured). Yours being a 2011, it's only 9 years old. They don't care about mileage.
Don't mention anything about the possibility of the engine being swapped. Just go in and tell them about the coolant leak. It's not 100% guarantee that it will work since i think the warranty was only offered for 2006-2009 Civics.
Thanks. I did find the leak through the engine block. I was just wondering if there was a cheap fix or need to replace the engine. And if there’s anyone near Fairfax, VA could help me. I spoke to a few mechanics and all are quoting $1400+ for just labor. I know it shouldn’t be more than $500-$600.Rent your self a radiator pressure tester from one of your local auto parts stores. Pressurize your system and you'll find the leak.
Thanks. Will try to find one. Asked a place to do just epoxy and he’s charging me $200. I can literally see the spot but can’t get to it. Wish I was knowledgeable enough to do it myself.Engines can be found all over for $500 to $1000 depending on kilometers. Picked up a 2010 with 75,000kms on it for $950.