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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:04 pm 
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hi , my el has recently gotten very shaky at idle jumping up and down , and today got very hot with the light going on and off and from there on it started getting violently shaky when ever accelarating. anyone got any ideas what is wrong with it ?
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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:08 pm 
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Sounds like the dreaded headgasket.
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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:09 pm 
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A blown head gasket sounds possible.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:12 pm 
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ahh s**t i was hoping that it would be an easy fix , never the case though.
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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:21 pm 
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jamison17 wrote:
ahh s**t i was hoping that it would be an easy fix , never the case though.

Get the cooling system pressure tested, if it won't hold pressure and you do not have a water leak, bye bye headgasket.
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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:23 pm 
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A way to check is when the car cools down take out the sparkplugs and while they are all out get someone to crank the car. You will see coolant piss out of the sparkplug holes if thats the case. Usually it happens in the N.o 1 or 5 cylinders. Hopefully for your sake no coolant sprays out. Also you will see the sparkplugs turning brown whilst they are out like a rusty colour.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:28 pm 
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could be tran based? auto or manual? the auto box can do this when its about to completly crap itself.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:32 pm 
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yer well it has been loosing coolant lately , guess it is gone then . anyone know how hard it is to fix or how much it will set me back roughly.
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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:38 pm 
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A shop depending if the head needs to be machined or repaired not far from $800 ish id say.

You do your self maybe half that.

You need headbolts, coolant, Headgasket kit. Maybe the head has corrosion on it and it needs machining and whilst its of id check the valves and replace any that look stuffed. Also if you have noisy lifters you may as well do them at the same time.

Yep it gets expensive.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:43 pm 
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yep think ill just get a new car, bye bye el
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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:45 pm 
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dosent matter what car you get mate they all get problems. Some worse and more expensive repairs.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:47 pm 
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jamison17 wrote:
yep think ill just get a new car, bye bye el

Why? It does't matter what make or model you buy, they all have there individual problems. For less than a grand you are going to have a car that should be good for another 150000 ks. If the rest of the car is worth it, go for it.
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