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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:52 pm 
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Hey,

Just went to start my car as i was leavin work and no go. Would start to crank over then stop. It only started when i removed the cap off the brake fluid.

When it started it was blowing a s**t load of white smoke. It stopped after like 20 mins then the car seemed ok. Got home checked the water and oil seemed ok except for a nice milky white on the inside of the cap.

Just tryuing to confirm if my thoughts of a blow head are correct.

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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:16 pm 
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If its heaps of smoke like a smokescreen then yes it sounds as though you have either a cracked head or the head gasket has failed. Take your plugs out and look for traces of coolant. When this happened to me #4 cylinder was full to the plug hole with coolant :( It was also very hard to start.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:29 pm 
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a heap of white smoke and milky s**t on the oil cap are a dead give away for a blown head gasket, when ya get a chance pull the dipstick out and have a look at the oil.

or else clean the cap, top up water/oil levels and monitor it closly.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:27 pm 
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Hey,

Thanks for the replies. Yeah i was speaking to a guy i know through work who works at repco and works on heads. He gunna loot at it tomorrow.

300 bucks to remove and re-fit the head and a worst case senario of 495 for a reconditioned head. Then he gunna do me trade prices on the oil and s**t.

Once again. thanks for the replies guys and i will let you know what he says tomorrow.

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:11 pm 
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Well least you're getting what seems like a good deal. When/if mine goes I know I'll get raped good and well.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:01 pm 
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Same here..
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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:05 pm 
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just did mine, $700 all up.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:07 pm 
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Ive done mine twice, 1300 dollars first time, free the second. Primarily due to the head cracking and not just being a gasket.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:33 am 
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What the plan now TJ? When is Fey back on the road?
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Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:49 pm 
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Hey

Got my car back today :D . There was small cracks in 4 of the 6 cylinders. All fixed now and car is running beautiful. All up cos me $740 including oil etc and free lifter kit aparently.

So yeah fingers crossed hope i dont have any more problems with it. Both the mechanic and the guy that reconditioned my head recon i should be sweet for a while now atleast.

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Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:53 pm 
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Your a bastard for getting it so cheap dude!
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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:59 pm 
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I've done 2 myself now on different ea s paks, cost me 350 each time including head repairs......?????? Pretty easy job really. Diid one on me mates xg ute. That cost 400 all up and the head had a couplla good cracks in it.... Thanks to Phil Young Engine Reconditiong, keep up the good work

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:10 pm 
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ooh ok sounds good. Yeah the less i touch under the hood the better i not gunna attemp anythin like that cause i sure i would have alot of parts left over.
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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:16 pm 
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TJ wrote:
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Got my car back today :D . There was small cracks in 4 of the 6 cylinders. All fixed now and car is running beautiful. All up cos me $740 including oil etc and free lifter kit aparently.

So yeah fingers crossed hope i dont have any more problems with it. Both the mechanic and the guy that reconditioned my head recon i should be sweet for a while now atleast.

Cheers

dude that is a really good price fitted, can't complain with that.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:33 am 
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TJ wrote:
ooh ok sounds good. Yeah the less i touch under the hood the better i not gunna attemp anythin like that cause i sure i would have alot of parts left over.


He he wait til we paint my engine bay then dude, we going to have fun ten!
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