Hello everyone new member and my first honda (97 vtec ex automatic). I'll try and make this short. Heater core went out, I did a crappy bypass of the hoses. (Due to cold outside) I have overheated it twice, with what I could tell no consequences, finally got the hose's clamped good enough so they don't leak. then other day top radiator hose blowed, got a new "flex" hose cause it was cheaper than the molded one. (I was low on funds) going down the highway the hose blows off cause of the pinch together clamp and of course it overheated, this time it pushed and stripped 1 valve cover bolt. I've been checking the oil past 2 days and it's not mixed with water and no oil in radiator. I feel that it's about to blow up. So my question is should I rebuild it, swap, or get a drop in, or sell it? I would like to put some more hp into it also like cold air, maybe turbo, headers. Trying to stay around $2000-3000 or less. I need all the information you experienced honda people can give me. Car body has 275,000 miles and motor has about 180,000.