Originally Posted by willwren
Hold on a sec.....I'd CHALLENGE anyone one here to TRY to crack a head on these things. You may simply have a bad upper intake (yes, even on the Series 1) or a bad head GASKET. I've been through this with the neighbor on his 93SSE.
Keep in mind these heads are CAST IRON. On a CAST IRON block. The best possible combination to prevent warping and cracking. And to go even further, I've only heard of one head gasket failure in a year here, and that was the one I worked on.
the car itself..I know nothing about except that it is forsale...cheap..and the guy say'* it only has a head problem...he got that info from a friend..
as stated before he has beared down on the engine..pretty hard as it is the only way to keep it running now..but it still starts...i was thinking of buying it and getting heads..even a motor considering the price of the car...
so are you saying that no matter how bad he has torchered it ( not saying that he has but it is a possibility) that the head nor the block can be cracked..that it is more than likely just a bad head gasket?
the only symptoms he knows are the ones I stated in my first post!
just satisfying my curiosity!