Author Topic: Head gaskets blown  (Read 997 times)

July 13, 2017, 03:59:28 PM
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Homer

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As per Berndp's comment about dirt, this is a pic of the other side of the water pump, And yes, when the water started running out rapidly and I suspected head gaskets, I poured in this "magic" stuff in a bottle that was meant to have sealed the gaskets again.

Needless to say, it made no difference and simply spewed back out all over the engine bay, after I opened the radiator cap.

Timing belt kits are available at spares shops but only on later models so I would have to go back to OEM for that lot.

Feels like I am going to be replacing a whole bunch of parts, something I was hoping to avoid >:(

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July 14, 2017, 06:31:43 AM
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Garrsie

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Timing belt kits are available at spares shops but only on later models so I would have to go back to OEM for that lot.

Feels like I am going to be replacing a whole bunch of parts, something I was hoping to avoid >:(

Try have a look on Amazon for the Gates timing belt and pump kit. Good price and good quality kit.
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August 07, 2017, 12:25:07 PM
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Update: I have now removed the heads and the gasket on the passenger side is damaged. So just as well I did take them apart. Did a quick look at tolerances on the surface and there is some warping, although not much. Now it makes sense to have them machined.

I took a bash at sanding them with 80 grit paper, but gave up very quickly when I noticed how scratched they got.

Now to find an engineering shop that is reasonably priced. :)

August 07, 2017, 01:52:31 PM
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I've always used JR Cylinder Heads in Wynberg, Sandton.
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Midrand - Gauteng

August 07, 2017, 02:11:21 PM
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I took a bash at sanding them with 80 grit paper,
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August 08, 2017, 08:02:32 AM
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I've always used JR Cylinder Heads in Wynberg, Sandton.

Thanks for the info