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Old 11-29-2007, 12:03 AM
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Head gasket

Through much diliberation, and checking through the motor in my 88 2.0si i have come to the conclusion that the head gasket is blown. Correct me if im worng though here are the symptoms: Water in oil, low compression on two cylinders, when i am trying to fill it with water large bubbles come out the radiator cap, and while running it blows white steam out the exhaust!!! Am i right here?
If i am my question is: if i were going to replace the head gasket, and the timing belt could i do it with the engine in the car or do i have to pull the motor to get to the timing belt!!!! I have full access to a cherrypicker and all the tools to pull the motor im just wondering if this is the best option?
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Re: Head gasket

well i am replacing my head gasket as we speak but no you shouldnt have to take out the whole engine... just the cylinder head.. and your symptoms will be different depending on where the crack is, on the gasket.
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Re: Head gasket

that would be a blown gasket, no its not that hard to get the timing belt ither if you know what your doing!
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Re: Head gasket

yep thats a head gasket.

No you dont have to remove the motor. just remove everything that would keep the head from coming off (its like Intake manifold, distributer, exhaust manifold, blah blah)

Just make sure you know what your doing before you start getting into this. Head gaskets are a job that takes time. Its not a 45 minute job. I'm sure someone on here can speed wrench thru it, but it'll take you a bit.
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