While on the highway my jetta made a weird whine and just stopped running. After coasting to a stop, I tried to restart to no avail. I had it towed to my mechanic and he said the water pump failed and broke the timing belt. I bought the car new, off the lot and it has 56k babied miles. After cursing VW under my breath, I told him to fix it.
<br/> The next day he calls and says two cylinders don't have compression and the valves are probably bent. His recommendation is to replace the head. Total estimate - $5,500 - $6,000.
<br/> That seems crazy high but what do I know. Hence my post. Any suggestions for a cheaper alternative or is this the correct route and average price?