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My Mazda 3 Engine Over heated.?

My Mazda 3 Engine Over heated.? Topic: Rest engine
July 19, 2019 / By Abagael
Question: I have a Mazda 3 2007 model (1.6 lit engine) .and the engine over heated due to some carelessness by the mechanics. Ok first of all, i messed d gear box up when i ran full speed into a ditch.The mechanics replaced that and forgot to clip my radiator hose. I have no clue what was going on there. Anyway, u know the rest of the story. The care overheated and my gasket was gone. The problem was that they did it twice. So I had my gasket fixed twice. Someone irresponsibly drove the car in that state without a new gasket so I thnk the engine is screwed. I suspect the engine has serious issues but the mechanic keeps arguing otherwise. performance ain't close to before. And it takes a pretty long time to start in the morning. What would anyone suggest? I live in Nigeria and I really love the car. Should I just get rid of it or can I get a good engine replacement deal?
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Sonny Sonny | 3 days ago
uh.....well if the radiator hosescame off id say theres no more collant keeping it cool lol if i understood right. and what gasket are we talking about? your mechanics suck man. take that thing somewhere else. once engines get really hot they dont performe as well as before. and by start do you mean warm up? if so it might be your engine i think. maybe one of your pistons is messed up. does the car miss?
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Oscar Oscar
Contact your local government that deals with such things and tell them that I know over here they would be liable for the entire engine and labor if I understand you correctly, your police may also be able to guide you in the proper direction
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