Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 18:59:30 -0700
From: Eu <carlosarazevedoNOcaSPAMnopsam.telepac.pt.invalid>
Subject: Re: Head gasket fixing procedure ?


Thanks for the replies, I'm REALLY hoping the problem is only a bad gasket, since it's already bad enough. Doing the job myself isn't an option since I really need the car and don't have the time (or skill) to do it. I think there's water in the oil since it's level is way above max. The mix looks a bit like coffee (a bit lighter). As to the cause, again I'm hoping this was due to 'normal' wear (105K Km in the car). I do sometimes punch it a bit (> 200 Kph) but the only time the termometer went to red was when I found out the car had no water in the reserve tank. Normally it stays between 1/2 and 3/4 in the temp gauge (never even close to red). But anyway will inquire as to possible causes when I get the car to the shop. --------------- Just now I though of something: I changed from leaded 98 oct to unleaded 95 oct gasoline about a year ago. A few weeks later I had to take the car in because it was acting up, and they replace the(a) idle valve. At the time the mechanic said there could be, eventually, maybe, a small leak into the engine. Can this be related to the gasoline ? I've noticed the car doesn't seem to like it that much (at certain speeds and gears the engine 'wobbles', like premature ignitions)... Thanks again, Carlos A. R. Azevedo * Sent from RemarQ http://www.remarq.com The Internet's Discussion Network * The fastest and easiest way to search and participate in Usenet - Free!

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