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Old 11-14-2006, 01:12 AM   #11
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There'* a chance it'* a supercharger-to-lower intake manifold O-ring leak, too. Have had that before and it let coolant into the cylinders and the crankcase.

Best test I know of would be to use the hose that comes with a compression test gauge attached to an air compressor. Put a cylinder at top dead center, hold it there, and apply air. Do this for each cylinder. A bad head gasket "SHOULD" give air bubbles in the coolant tank and/or radiator.
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you should probably figure out what year it is before you continue
still.. i think this applies most.. 92 ssei or 99 ssei is a lot different!
Not at all different. Find me a S2 with a blown head gasket. Cast iron block, cast iron heads, head gaskets and bolts are virtually identical.
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you should probably figure out what year it is before you continue
still.. i think this applies most.. 92 ssei or 99 ssei is a lot different!
Not at all different. Find me a S2 with a blown head gasket. Cast iron block, cast iron heads, head gaskets and bolts are virtually identical.
im not arguing that point.. im arguing how easy its going to be to find a used series one to a used series two if you are replacing the engine
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BTW, SSEi being discussed is a '93.
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Yeah, highly doubtful on the whole head gasket thing. Most people just assume anything is a head gasket if they don't know anything about engines.
More like if they don't know anything about the 3800. As said, lower intake gaskets can very closely mimic the symptoms of BHG.
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Head gasket leak?

Find me a SINGLE incident on this Forum of a proven head gasket leak with almost 7000 members.
BADSSEi , many times.
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Head gasket leak?

Find me a SINGLE incident on this Forum of a proven head gasket leak with almost 7000 members.
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sure, just take an extreme example............

most of us aren't running MP112s
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Head gasket leak?

Find me a SINGLE incident on this Forum of a proven head gasket leak with almost 7000 members.
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sure, just take an extreme example............

most of us aren't running MP112s
I think you mean Blowzilla, MP112 is too small for that car (and it never ran one)
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Head gasket leak?

Find me a SINGLE incident on this Forum of a proven head gasket leak with almost 7000 members.
BADSSEi , many times.
sure, just take an extreme example............

most of us aren't running MP112s
I think you mean Blowzilla, MP112 is too small for that car (and it never ran one)
whoops, my bad. sorry
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It says make offer. Show him $500 in cash and he'll probably do it. People act different when they see green vs. just a check or something.

And so if it leaks, or whatever is wrong with it, tear the top end of the motor apart yourself and take it to the machine shop to be decked and/or milled. I used to do that for a living and it doesn't cost much. You should be able to get that thing running fine for less than $1000 total investment. Instant new toy, on the cheap.
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