hmm, blown head gasket is the expensive part from what I know, as it is all the labour involved in replacing it Can you have a search on gumtree to see what is out there that you could possibly buy ? even just a $500 small old car ? I just had a quick search in gumtree in Vic (not sure where you are) and there are pulsar's there for sale for under $1k, some even cheaper. Would that suit ? rather than getting your one fixed, just get something else to get you by for the timebeing.