Hi all Im new here. I have a CLC 1.8 Kompressor. W203. There was a message saying top up coolant which i kept doing but when i took it to mecahnics he said it was probably an air lock. Turns out that the coolant/water has been leaking into cylinder 3 because the engine management light kept coming on over the year and now the head gasket has gone. Anyhow, my mechanic said it would cost approx 1k to fix but he didnt check the whole thing properly. My dads mechanic said it would cost 1.5k but he also said it would be best to get a recon engine as the CHG would be new and the rest of the engine is rusting so will probably cause more (smoke?) problems down the line. 1. What is the approx correct price for head gasket replacement? 2. Should i just change the CHG or get another engine. This is my first car and i love her. Even if i got the gasket and sold it for nearly same price i paid, i would still lose out on some money and may end up with a different problem Any help greatly appreciated. Ive learnt so much on this forum already!!