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if its not the head gasket?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by paulsen, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. paulsen

    paulsen sponge of knowlege

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    ok i was driving to work thurs. and i stopped at the store to grab a drink, when i started the car again i was blowing huge clouds of white smoke, it overheated two days before i changed the rad cap, and the thermostate, and all seemed to be going great, tell the smoke i took of the head and the gasket looked in great shape, and suggestions? the head has alot of build up in the exhaust ports that is white. any help or info on where to find it would be much appretiated, thanks ahead of time.
     
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    put a new gasket on anyways then go from there
     
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    paulsen sponge of knowlege

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    with or without a new head
     
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    without a new head just look it over good for cracks
     
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    paulsen sponge of knowlege

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    will they be easily visible?
     
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    go to a machine shop and they'll pressure test for cracks, and resurface it so theres no more warpage, it only cost about 100$ for me anyway,. idk if you have a napa ??
     
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    sometimes yes sometimes no, but i wouldnt spend the extra money on a head until i new for sure that was the problem thats why i said do a gasket first its cheaper
     
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    paulsen sponge of knowlege

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    napa autoparts?
     
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    paulsen sponge of knowlege

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    ok il slapit on there and see how it goes, any suggestions on problem areas of the head? is there week points on a d16a6?
     
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    i didnt kno napa did tests like that
     
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    thats what i was wondering, nah it cant be
     
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    doesnt seem likely lol
     
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    so what do u guys make of the white buildup on the exhaust valves? water / coolant burnoff maybe?
     
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    damn mad replys already lol and yes napa autoparts, thats where i go for mine and i would suggest gettin it done when ever you overheat your car, at least get it checked. b/;c if not your gasket will just blow again, and changin them aren't fun. what are you driving anyway?
     
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    89 hatch si, and head gaskets sucks fatty
     
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    alright so what are you gonna do? and the a6 thats just a regular ole motor, like 106hp no?
     
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    i really dont want to have to take off the head again i can get one from pick n pull for around a hundred bucks should i just get it instead of getting this one checked out?
     
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    yes
     
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    yah the little motor that could, all stock sohc
     
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