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Date: 22 May 2006 20:22:21 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Head Gasket Blown Is this the end for my 9000CS

On 22 May 2006 12:26:10 -0700, Tuairiscnct <> wrote: > I can have a compression test done on the engine .I wouldnt attempt to > do the work my self but I have a good relationship with a mechanic who > might take it on (or my nephew who works part time in Halfords and is > car mad .The 9000has sentimental rather than monetary value . > There didnt appear to be any loss of power and I think the car has > some life in it yet. I'd strongly suspect intake manifold gasket then, if the head gasket was involved I'd think you'd see performance problems. Any coolant in the oil? (white froth on the dipstick)? Hopefully you say no. Not definitive, but helpful to know. > I live in County Galway ,Ireland and have the workshop space in my > garage. If it's an intake manifold gasket, and if your nephew is comfortable with a very straightforward gasket job, your home garage will be more than sufficient. I've not done it in a 9000 but I know that engine and unless there's something seriously in the way that isn't like that on the 900, it's not bad at all (a few hours including breaks for swearing). Please feel free to ask specific questions once you get your compression test.

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