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At 236,600 miles I am seeing a little oil in the coolant. The head has been seeping a bit at the LF corner (the usual spot when facing the car) since I got the car in 2003 at 90K miles, so the time has finally come.
I don't have the cash to pay for this, not on a repair that could about equal to the value of the car, so it's buy the parts, do the work, pay for the machine shop work, and hope it all works.
So I'm looking for any tips, tricks, etc., that can be thrown my way. I've pulled a procedure from the FAQ section, and although a little intimidating, I think this is within my skill range. Should I be thinking about replacing valves or valve guides, cam followers or anything else? Is there something else I should do while the head is out? The car works fine, otherwise.
Any advice is welcome! So is help if you've done this, are willing, and live in NH.
->Posting last edited on Sat, 26 May 2018 14:40:35.
1996 9000 CSE 5 speed (daily driver)
2003 9-5 Linear SportWagon (wife's)
1999 9-3 SE auto (younger daughter's)
2000 9-3 SE 5 speed (elder daughter's)
1984 C900 4 door Base model (RIP)
1995 9000 CS (sold)
1996 9000 CS (RIP)
Posts in this Thread:
- Head gasket time approaches...., Noel , Sat, 26 May 2018 11:31:49 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., skibumm100, Thu, 31 May 2018 05:27:00
- One more suggestion, cgwiz , Wed, 30 May 2018 08:34:52
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., KevinC, Tue, 29 May 2018 23:20:31
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., Craig, Tue, 29 May 2018 15:19:51
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., Bill Homer, Tue, 29 May 2018 14:22:42
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., cgwiz , Tue, 29 May 2018 10:48:38
- Re: Head gasket time approaches...., MT-Erik , Mon, 28 May 2018 18:30:06
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