Originally Posted by xDRx
So with the cracked head the cars junk?
Not necessarily, but at LEAST, the head needs to be changed out. I don't know about other areas, but around here, the heads on these engines seem to be the most common point of failure.
Being dual overhead cam makes changing the head out a nice task, having to line up both cams and the crank, but obviously it can be done.
With a cracked head, the car might make it for 10 years, or it could only last 10 more miles ( on the cracked head )
How do you know for sure that the head is cracked? Is coolant leaking into the oil, or the combustion chamber?