Hi. Would love some advice. I have a 2002 Honda Accord. 135k, a fabulous car. Until recently. At beginning of May had a LOT of work done in connections with the check engine light, for it to pass emissions so I could renew plates. Yada yada yada. Sorry I don’t remember all the exact things, nor do I have the receipt in front of me.
But three weeks ago, I took back into shop due to a coolant leak. Shop replaced the radiator.
One week ago, engine was overheating (stop and go on a long bridge), and shop replaced the thermostat.
A day later, car barely started, and then check engine light flashing, and ROUGH is not the word for how it ran, died without foot on gas pedal. So - they say there is coolant in one of the cylinders, because the head gasket is blown.
As far as I’m concerned, the car is done for, but what I’m wondering - how upset should I be that apparently the shop did not check the thermostat at the time of the radiator repair? If they had - I might still have a car right now? Yes?