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How many kms when u replaced head gasket???
Over 230,000kms 39%  39%  [ 29 ]
Under 230,000kms 9%  9%  [ 7 ]
Under 220,000kms 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
Under 210,000kms 12%  12%  [ 9 ]
Under 190,000kms 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Under 180,000kms 8%  8%  [ 6 ]
Under 170,000kms 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
Under 160,000kms 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
Under 150,000kms 12%  12%  [ 9 ]
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 Post subject: Re: When did u replace ur headgasket for EF/EL 4L
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:50 pm 
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Do not mix coolants it can course a reation. Tape water is fine don't need distilled water.
Top up with the same coolant or tape water.

 

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 Post subject: Re: When did u replace ur headgasket for EF/EL 4L
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:59 pm 
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By the way my first el head gasket was leaking oil down the block between 5-6 cylinders at 210000kms. Found broken head bolt at that spot.
My second el was leaking oil down the block between 3-4 cylinders at 220000kms.
No broken head bolt. I used the AU steel headgasket with new bolts.

 

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 Post subject: Re: When did u replace ur headgasket for EF/EL 4L
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:18 pm 
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what signs do you look for to check if you head gasket is ok ?
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 Post subject: Re: When did u replace ur headgasket for EF/EL 4L
Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:44 am 
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shazza9275 wrote:
what signs do you look for to check if you head gasket is ok ?


easy way i guess is look for coolent marks running down the head.
they will either be a dry white colour of little green drip dryed out.
make sure to inspect all around the gasket as well.
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 Post subject: Re: When did u replace ur headgasket for EF/EL 4L
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:42 pm 
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Looking at doing mine now @ 340k but she is getting very tender in her old age :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: When did u replace ur headgasket for EF/EL 4L
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:23 pm 
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241,000kms and still going strong and pulling hard!

 

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 Post subject: Re: When did u replace ur headgasket for EF/EL 4L
Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:22 am 
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mine went about 226000km.Not 100% sure why(had only owned the car for 40000kms) but i'm thinking the previous owner thrashed it.Plus a little bit from me too.

 

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