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Post by nicksdad06 » Sat May 01, 2010 10:50 pm

so the family n i were cruising down the highway when all of the sudden my head gasket blows so i pull off and immediately turn the car off!!! well to get to where i am headed has anyone in the baltimore area replaced their head gasket succesfully and would mind coming out to help me with mine

all help would be greatly appreciated in all kinds of ways
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Post by INVUJerry » Sat May 01, 2010 11:42 pm

Do you have a garage? Hagan has done one, I haven't done one on a 2gn yet.

How many miles were on the car?
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Post by Paul56 » Sat May 01, 2010 11:54 pm

There are different kinds of blown head gaskets.

I have experienced both kinds... external where the liquid escapes to the outside of the motor and internal where the coolant and oil mix.

The later is particularly nasty and a thorough flush of the cooling system is strongly recommended otherwise you will continue to see little blobs of white stuff floating around in the coolant which can freak you out after the job.

Mine is currently in the shop for an external coolant leak at the head gasket. I don't have the tools, time or knowledge for that job.
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Post by randomZERO » Sun May 02, 2010 1:14 am

He has the oil/coolant mix.
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Post by occasional demons » Sun May 02, 2010 10:55 am

invujerry wrote: I haven't done one on a 2gn yet.

How many miles were on the car?
There is prolly very little difference between them.

In a nut shell, it is going to be like doing a timing belt change, but removing the head also. I think the exhaust manifold can be left on, but it might be easier to just remove the manifolds, so positioning the head back on is easier. You will need to get the mating surfaces clean also. May want to check it for warpage too.

Do it as right as you can. You don't want to be stranded somewhere inconvenient with your family. That and a tow bill from hell.
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Post by Napaboy » Sun May 02, 2010 1:19 pm

its probly cheaper to pick up a new engine at an autowrecker.... cuz by the time you get a decent upper end kit and a set of head bolts... your already well over the price of a engine from an auto wrecker
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun May 02, 2010 6:43 pm

Locally, it's about $185 for a engine from a wrecked car, with unknown miles, in an unknown condition. I'm sure knowing the head/block are good, with a new t-belt, hg, and waterpump, would be much better off.
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Post by nicksdad06 » Mon May 03, 2010 10:05 pm

hey guys my head gasket problem is internal and external but i found a shop to do it for 800 including putting my timing belt water pump and tensioner on at same time. wish i had the money i would go ahead with a cam and underdrive pulley and some pnp work. but oh well the neon will be back on the road yay. gonna see how much it would be to have a new motor put in too just incase but will see when they pull apart the head as to what i am gonna do!!!!!
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Post by racer12306 » Mon May 03, 2010 10:12 pm

Plus you would have to find an 03+ which may be a little more difficult.
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Post by nicksdad06 » Tue May 04, 2010 9:46 pm

yeah gonna get everything all fixed then put on my new wheels yay!!!!!!!
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