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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:20 pm 
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Well, I have lost a 1mm or so of coolant off the surge tank only two or so days after emptying and refilling the cooling system, and I think I may of found where it ended up.

Observe, is my headgasket gone?

 

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:27 pm 
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I would say it is gone.... but not too bad yet

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:29 pm 
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So best to take her off the road straight away, and hit that biatch ASAP?

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:36 pm 
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Yeah it would be better to take it off now, If you keep driving it like that it could make it worse.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:39 pm 
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hmm i see 1 or 2 broken head bolts there

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:41 pm 
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So broken head bolts, and fudged headgasket?

Parts so far then:
Head gasket
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Correctamundo?

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:44 pm 
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same thing happened to my ef go see coventrys at springwood
head gasket ,manifold gaskets, and head bolt set ill price em 4 you tommorow

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:46 pm 
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Well if you're down that way edeb, I'd appreciate it. Cheers.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:53 pm 
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Does your car idle like a mofo for the first 20-30secs after turning it on?

Mine is i think its water getting in the cyls.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:56 pm 
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adam, buy the whole 'gasket kit' at conventrys or veale. everything (minus sump gasket) is included! :)
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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:04 pm 
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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.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:11 pm 
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Mate lock your self in the boot for a day then pull the head off the gasket is f**k...

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:12 pm 
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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?

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:34 pm 
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Just keep undoing bolts till the head comes off, the head gasket is rooted, invest in a torque wrench and enjoy the experience of owing a EF...

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:36 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?
Take your tappet cover off and work down from there, exhaust manifold and inlet manifold off and the rest is easy...

 

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