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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:12 pm 
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obviously you already have it diagnosed but just to add, the fact that the water was not in the oil even though it was obviously getting into the bores means its likely the rings are o.k. make sure the mechanic uses au gasket and head bolts.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:13 pm 
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au gasket and head bolts? will that make it stronger?

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:27 pm 
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most times on e series the head gasket is fine, its the head bolts that snap. this issue was fixed with au. gasket is better as well. any reputable mechanic should be aware of this

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:49 pm 
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On these things you always replace the head bolts regardless if they have AU bolts or not, the extra $40 odd isn't worth skimping on.
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:31 am 
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AU head gasket eliminates the notorious e-series head gasket problems. Also, yes, the headbolts can slightly warp from the pressure they've been under for so long, leading to wrong tension in the head collaterally causing the head to warp.. I kept my old 1's on the EA cause I was a cheap a** and didn't give 2 f**k by that stage, (especially after after all the stuff I broke along the way and the fact I left about 3 bolts out of the exhaust manifold) to this day, i'm still stoked it started and made it to mildura!!! But if your keeping it, don't be cheap, it will save u later.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:26 pm 
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ok, mum took it to the mechanic today ( a dodgy one but mum works there so she insists theyre good :roll: ) and they had a look and they reckon its just the head gasket :? .


When this occurred to my EA, it wasn't the head gasket. We found porosity holes in #4 combustion chamber. #4 was filling up with coolant overnight. When I removed the spark plug coolant ran out. At that time the oil was also still clean.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:02 pm 
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You can never know 100% if it's a gasket or crack until you remove the head and inspect.

99% are gaskets, but they are known to crack if you over heat them of course.
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:25 pm 
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has anyone mentioned spark plugs

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:42 pm 
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mk3_Xr^ba wrote:
has anyone mentioned spark plugs

What about them?
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:51 pm 
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To be honest the only way to check a cylinder head ofr coolant leaks is a pressure test. We had some at REPCO that we had to pressure test hot cos they weren't leaking until the engine got to running temp. This is cos the crack opens up with the heat! 8-)

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:51 pm 
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mk3_Xr^ba wrote:
has anyone mentioned spark plugs

What about them?


I don't think there's anything about them, he just wanted to make sure someone had mentioned it for good measure. :P

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:02 pm 
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so now i have no car to drive for work on monday (the holden has an electrical problem, the right indicator dosent work with the headlights on :roll: :P :roll: :P :roll: ). this sucks


Dont worry about the right indicator. Just dont turn right :P Or turn right when there arent any cops around

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:29 am 
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mk3_Xr^ba wrote:
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Yeah I did!

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When I removed the spark plug coolant ran out

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:24 pm 
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You have a right arm, if indicators don't work then stick your arm out the window.

From memory the only window that has to wind up and down is the drivers so you can stick your arm out the window to signal... That's law here in Vic.
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:57 pm 
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we have people sticking their arms out the window and signalling over here too. not sure if they're wanting to turn though.

 

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