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 Post subject: is my head gasket blown?
Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:37 pm 
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hey guys, my el has lost it's coolant out of the overflow tank, and when i started it yesterday the low coolant light came on so i put water in it for now, but was thinking of where it could have gone, the overflow bottle is a brown color where the two smaller lines join on to i, and when i was doing an oil change alot of coolant poured out onto the ground after the motor was at running temp,

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:45 pm 
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hey guys, my el has lost it's coolant out of the overflow tank, and when i started it yesterday the low coolant light came on so i put water in it for now, but was thinking of where it could have gone, the overflow bottle is a brown color where the two smaller lines join on to i, and when i was doing an oil change alot of coolant poured out onto the ground after the motor was at running temp,

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Check your oil cap, if its a milky white it'll be the head gasket.
Although, sometimes it doesn't show on the cap, and can still be blown.
What's your temp like when driving around?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:56 pm 
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goes about a 1/4 the way up the gague, the oil look fine, and same with the oil cap, i have herd something about the overflow cap screwing up so maybe this is what it's done

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:59 pm 
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If you dropped the oil and water came out you head is blown . Water is leaking into the cylinder . And the coolant being a brown colour is bad. Means the block is rusting and probably all sludge through the system .
Give it a good flush with tap water . Take out the thermostat so it flushes properly . That should get all the s**t out of the system .

But do that after the head gasket is changed of course .

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:00 pm 
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the coolant came from the line at the top of the overflow bottle, that is s'pse to get sealed off by the cap

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:11 pm 
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Mine does the same thing , needs a new cap

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:12 pm 
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too easy, i can grab that off one of the parts cars in the paddock

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:40 pm 
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too easy, i can grab that off one of the parts cars in the paddock

:roll: don't be a cheap a** mitchel, get a new one

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:42 pm 
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it's for testing purposes! and i'm limiting my spending cause i'm waiting to find out the damage for my motorbike which is getting a new big end and piston put in it, so i've got 2 grand in my band and i have 800 for my tools at work but i don't think i'll get it all to spend on my tools, if i'm lucky i might get 700, i don't even take my wallet to school so i'm not tempted to buy crap from the tuckshop

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:35 pm 
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i wuld go 200 tuckshop chiken burgers over fixin a damn hedgasket

but i wuld try a new cap fella, n maybe even a new thermsotat
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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:04 pm 
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it runs at the same heat as my brothers ef, and i'm acturly keeping my money for my bike and then thinking of selling it, and i need to by myself some veriners, and a hammer and a few spanners for work

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:13 pm 
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if the cap rattles in your hand? throw it and buy a new one, look in the workshop manual and get the right pressure one for the e series they f**k out fairly often but no body ever thinks to replace them they just keep topping the coolant up every few weeks
also head gasget can be pushing pressure into the system and the only sign is getting pressure in the cooling system. i had this problem in the ef, threw some chemi weld in the header tank seemed to fix it lol

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:14 pm 
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oh ok, yeah my mates el had bubbles coming up in the overflow tank, i'm hoping to pull my motor down either this year or next

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:36 am 
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When my headgasket blew it pressurized the cooling system and caused many leaks around the radiator area.
I6 isn't a hard motor to pull down. At work with my tools I can have a heAd off in like 40 mins.
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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:43 am 
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yeah, we have an el tickford motor thats got a blown head gasket on it we were going to fix up and then when i do my motor i was going to drop it in so i can still drive it around while i build up my current motor

 

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