Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 14:50:51 +0000
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamsafish.com>
Subject: Re: Another Blown Head Gasket Story


Bob wrote: > > On Sat, 24 Mar 2001 01:56:59 GMT, "Attean" <patteannopsamphia.net> > wrote: > > > > >they said that I should have the whole head done( valve job and guides) as > >the mileage is 100K. Is this as ludicrous as it sounds.? > > > > I would never replace a head gasket on an engine with 100K > miles without doing all the valves, seats, and replacing all the > seals - unless I was planning on selling the car in the near > future... then I'd just do the ones that were bad. > > MHO, > bob This require some explanation. If you intend to keep the car and have to replace the head gasket, it is a good opportunity to replace water pump and service other component while the engine is partly dismantled, but are the valves affected by a blown head gasket if it is attended to immediately? I hope not. Or do you mean that the valves need attention around 100K miles anyway? Johannes

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