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Head Gasket questions-A lot

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Ripper95DS, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. Ripper95DS

    Ripper95DS Junior Member

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    Ok, well I got in my 95 Honda Del Sol 1.5 to drive to burger king, all is well, I come home shut it off.
    Three days later I go to start it up and it started really rough, I mean earthquake rough. Bear with me I'm familiar with engines and such but theres a crapload I dont know, so I'm a bit of a newbie. So it wouldn't stay running, if I let up off the accel. it just stalled. My girlfreinds dad said I blew a head gasket and o boy its fucked blah blah blah, but hes the type of devious asshole who will lie, make things seem worse than they really are and tell you theres no hope, just because hes a worthless piece of shit and wants nothing good to happen to anyone. SO...I thought I'd check here. Btw the car is Automatic. Anyway so the coolant is pretty low in the overflow but is still bright green. The oil looks like it might have water in it, so maybe it got into my crankbox? I found a kit online that comes with the Head Gasket, new seals for intake and exhaust, and a whole bunch of other crap. for 130 shipped. Should I buy this? Also I have a haynes manual but cant find it right now, o yay, but if anyone knows is there a walkthrough in there for doing this job? We've got a garage full of tools so thats covered, how long will it take to disassemble it to where we're down to the Gasket? Overall job length?

    Sale is pending on the car so I need to get this fixed for the guy asap. So with that kit should I be ok? Now this has only been started a few times so I'm sure damage should be minimul to the surfaces, I hope. Will I have to get it machined, how much does that cost?

    I'd appreciate any feedback on this as I cant trust one source, I really am stuck here, hope to hear back soon.

    Thanks
     
  2. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    how hot did the car get?
    machining is usually not necessary but you can have the head shaved/milled to ensure true-ness

    disassembly depends on how fast you can work...

    don't know what kit you are refering to but if it has all the gaskets then go for it...
     
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    Ripper95DS Junior Member

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    It drove normally when I took it to the fast food place and temp semmed fine, wasnt really looking to see if it was hot but as far as I could tell it was fine.
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    try and keep it running until it gets to normal temp's and then see if it will idle

    do you have a check engine light?
     
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    nailer341 VTECH

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    how did this job go?
    is it a vtech engine?
    what caused the over heating in the first place?
     
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    grrreat... thanks for the tip :whatafucktard:
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    hey, you said it, bro. and the procedure for replacing the hg is identical on both engines.
     
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    nailer341 VTECH

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    oooh, i'm sorry. i didnt mean to upset you with an emoticon.
    what i meant to say is... why dont you answer the question rather than your petty condecending remarks? :D:beat:
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    there is no difference in replacing the head gasket on that engine and replacing one on a vtec engine. remove head, replace gasket, replace head.

    the end.

    if you wanna get an attitude with out members that are trying to correct ill concieved knowledge, how bout you stop asking questions.
     
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    nailer341 VTECH

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    what an asshole. you are too busy sucking my e-cock to realize what you are saying.
    your response was condecending, and unnecessary. you could have just answered the simple question with the misspelled word without throwing me under the bus.
    [​IMG]
     
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    the reason the question was asked in the first place was an experience with the northstar engines. they have a tendency to rip the head bolts from the block when the engine overheats. this results in the need for a new block, and head, or a bandaid helicoil repair. none of these apeal to me if this is the case with the honda vteC.
    it seems through my question and fantastic responces on how VteC is spelled, and the wealth of knowledge from the asshat correcting the way it was written, that this is not as much a concern as with the northstars.

    now this is rich. it is obvious that you folks stick together here, which is great. dont close your eyes to the fact that your mouth breathing cohort laid out an attack for an H. sorry he doesnt like the same type of treatment in return.
     
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    nailer341 VTECH

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    LOL. i thought we were having a good time?
    :lol:
    well, we traded snyde remarks, doesnt that count?
     
  13. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    the itrader tool is for selling services. not for this.

    i will be removing the feeback.

    don't use it for this again.


    thread locked.
     
  14. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    This thread has gone off topic and become a flame war.
    Please discontinue this type of behavior
     
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