I drive a 2001 Bmw 318i and last night driving on the freeway my engine was overheating, unfortunately for me I had to continue driving because of an emergency situation.
Very long story short, this caused my engine to overheat completely blow my head gasket, with all the usuals - smoke coming out of engine, car shaking and radiator problems due to coolant leaking.
Anyway, I've got two questions.
1 - How much am I looking at? I know with blown head gaskets that it's not only that which requires fixing, there's other parts which are most likely damaged as well. Roughly, what am I looking at?
2 - More importantly, does anyone know any mechanics in Melbourne who can help me out efficiently and not so expensively? I know if I take this to a BMW specialist, they'll clean out my pockets, and I'm still reasonably young juggling university (hecs debt) and part time work, so I don't have money coming out of my arse.
Greatly appreciate anyones help.