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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:39 pm 
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There's a myriad of head gasket threads, so some reading is advised.

Replace the 5 welch plugs along the block on the exhaust side as well.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:44 pm 
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OKay, sounds likea big job, but I'm excited, lol.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:01 pm 
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Till_Lind wrote:
OKay, sounds likea big job, but I'm excited, lol.
Big Kev got excited and died......

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:02 pm 
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Till_Lind wrote:
Yeah i don't see the boot bit helping, lol.

Anyway, this is possible without removing the whole engine, right? Just a little bit more difficult?


I done mine without takin engine out, found it quite easy.

Just check the timing chain guide when you take rocker off. Very very common as they are just s**t plastic litle f**k.

The main b**ch of doin this job is the bolts for the intake man...the ones under the piping....hope you dont have fat hands...

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:06 pm 
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Till_Lind wrote:
How much Tocchi? So I don't need a sump gasket then?

Nah, not really Seannyb, acceleration is poor when cold for like 5 seconds though, stutters for a moment.


90 bucks.

it includes seals and gaskets for:
exhaust gasket
intake gasket
head gasket
rocker cover seal
rocker cover bolt o-rings
etc . its heaps
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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:06 pm 
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make sure u buy a manual and follow the steps!

depends on kms... id look at getting the head reconditiong while i have it off

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:50 pm 
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145 000km, and I have a Gregorys.

Well I'm going to document everything when I start, and relay it to you guys. Feel prettttty confident having you bunch here for advice.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:16 pm 
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im doing mine as of tuesday, but mine could also just be a leaking welsch plug in the back of the motor as i dont have alot of coolant loss. just a couple of drips on the pavement wen its stops running.
ill be watching this as it will help me heeps so post all you know lol :)
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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:11 am 
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Till Lind did you use a different brand of coolant when you replaced it recently. Or a much stronger concentrate or anything like that?
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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:13 am 
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I've gotta be honest boot man, it sounds like you have absolutely no idea on what you're doing, at the least you should have someone come around and point you in the right direction as you go.... Sorry but you don't come across as mechanically minded.

Is it just me, or are the head gasket threads more common than the "Tickford Snorkel" threads? LOL
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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:56 am 
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im sure some brisbane people could help you out.

when are you looking at doing this? i could probably lend a hand to make sure the bonnet doesnt close on you ;)

have you got decent tools? good sockets / spanners?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:23 am 
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when are you looking at doing this? i could probably lend a hand to make sure the bonnet doesnt close on you ;)

Hahahaha, that cracked me up!
Good to see you blokes are willing to lend him a hand.
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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:41 am 
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Well I knew I'd have offers of help, and I would like to give it a crack without paying some mechanic to do it.

Good pick up Walker, I'm not, but I need to start somewhere. 8 )

No Kit, same ol' coolant mate.

Was waiting for you to pop up Leroy, lol. I'll give you a buzz closer to the date and you can tell me how you feel about helping then.

O and tools, got some okay spanners I guess, not a full set anymore though lol. I know I'm going to need a 14mm impact socket and torque wrench.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:51 am 
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are you going to send your head off to be checked / repaired if needed or just get another head ready to do a straight swap?

it all depends on how much time you have to have your car off the road i guess.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:10 pm 
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Well I don't want to get a new head, I want to keep costs down.

But when I do get the head out, I'll take many a picture, and maybe some of you guys will have an opinion on it (though I'm guessing atleast having it checked is the bare minimum).

 

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