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Old 12-17-2003, 07:45 PM   #1
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I had posted before the system crash here that i was having some troubles with my car...
You all diagnosed it correctly....
It did turn out to be the dreaded intake failure with my car in a Hydrolocked state!

Intake all replaced.... and now the rear head gasket is blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Man oh man!
Still fixing her tho!
I am going to have the front head done while its all apart....

This car has been shopbound more then driven....god...I can't wait to get it back !!!!!
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I had posted before the system crash here that i was having some troubles with my car...
You all diagnosed it correctly....
It did turn out to be the dreaded intake failure with my car in a Hydrolocked state!

Intake all replaced.... and now the rear head gasket is blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Man oh man!
Still fixing her tho!
I am going to have the front head done while its all apart....

This car has been shopbound more then driven....god...I can't wait to get it back !!!!!
You're able to salvage the engine? Or is it getting rebuilt? That sucks, but now you got nice new head gaskets (which rarely blow) to turbo with....

Your car will look showroom new after this....
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Yep Engine still salvagable!
There is only 98k on the OD still....and it ran pissa up to the intake failure...

I feel the head went due to the slight overheating issues i had with the coolant disappearing...

I know....car will be as good as new huh!
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Glass half full buddy....

Do us a favour stay away from the Curse * I didn't say it *
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So I guess this means that you'll have to have your head shaved?

...your 3800'* head, not yours

edit: with the heads shaved, your compression ratio will be bumped up by a little bit. Might mean more power, albeit, you'll potentially have to do it on premium gas.
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yep....if the head is still usable it is going to be.....magnafluxed ....i believe he called it...

The front head is fine...but i want that gasket done seeing that 3/4 will be apart...

I like um shaved ...ummmm i mean....
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