Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Hi Russell, I have a 2005 RX8, which I love!! It's in excellent condition, 80k miles. My teenage son blew my engine, can you do s

asked by on

Can anything be done? Thank you, Mary

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello Mary, thank you for writing in. The vehicle will need to be inspected before we know what needs to be done. Most of the time, the engine can be repaired, overhauled or rebuilt, or replaced (worst case scenario). An engine blowing can mean severely overheated, a thrown rod, a blown head gasket, or several overheating similar issues. The engine and transmission may both need to be given a full inspection, but only further diagnostics will tell. For more help with vehicle, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Hi Russell, I have a 2005 RX8, which I love!! It's in excellent condition, 80k miles. My teenage son blew my engine, can you do s

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Radiator hose busted

Hi there, the engine cooling system is a sealed system to prevent coolant from getting out into the environment. Coolant all over the top of the engine and steam when the engine is warm and stopped indicates a leak in...

Q: Dome light will not come on, but floor lights do - 1995 Nissan 300ZX

I hate not being able to help you with this. This is a very Nissan specific issue you are having. As I was reading your question, my initial thought was the door switch, but you said other lights are being...

Q: A lot of smoke coming from the car. What's the issue?

Hi, thanks for writing in. If you have smoke being emitted from your vehicle, it is likely due to a fluid that is leaking and landing onto a hot surface such as the exhaust. Typically when smoke comes from under...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.