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Offline mc

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Head gasket
« on: Jun 24, 2018, 08:42PM »
...189000 miles and it let go, car was running excellent with the replaced fuel injectors and timing chain kit overhaul...the week prior in had did a compression test as I was replacing the spark plugs...those numbers were 165psi across the board....after blowing the gasket all numbers were good except cylinder 4 which dropped to 145psi...I have the factory shop manual and broke it down step by step and sure enough it was a small water passage into the cylinder was damaged....not to bad getting it disassembled other than those lower intake bolts at rear firewall....spent a lot  of time carefully scrapping the aluminum head surface and cleaning everything...replaced head gasket, both intake and exhaust manifold gaskets....I removed/capped off the egr,but, started on the first try and idles really nice and no issues with the drives did the compression and numbers are even at 165psi.

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Re: Head gasket
« Reply #1 on: Jul 20, 2018, 01:13AM »
the words "race car" spelled backward still spell "race car"?