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Old 11-14-2006, 01:37 AM   #1
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I was just looking over craigslist and noticed there are a few people who are being told that their head gaskets are blown!

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/car/234388128.html
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/car/233804176.html

Just for a couple examples.

OH, and just for a laugh at another ignorant person.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/car/232627023.html
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http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...212&highlight=

the first two are the same one, check the number
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John, many don't have the experience of the club and it'* wealth of members. Typically the diagnosis for that behavior could be a head gasket.

Then, halfway through the mechanic realizes the mis-diagnosis as they see the gaskets.
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But it WAS funny to read the way the guy wrote that the mechanic diagnosed his rattle as a rattle in the SC....well, duh! lol Not much of a diagnosis.

And yeah, finding coolant in the oil is a typical sign of head gasket failure....on other engines.
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Just a chance to pick up a Bonne at a good price and have a good runner for very little spendage
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Just a chance to pick up a Bonne at a goos price and have a good runner for very little spendage
Yeah, that was my thought when I picked my SSEi up from a local Ebay sale.

I stoppped keeping tabs on how much I spent just getting the damn thing to run, and now I have a trans to worry about
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1990 SSEi huh?
Some punctuation would help a lot with that sale...
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Just a chance to pick up a Bonne at a goos price and have a good runner for very little spendage
Yeah, that was my thought when I picked my SSEi up from a local Ebay sale.

I stoppped keeping tabs on how much I spent just getting the damn thing to run, and now I have a trans to worry about
Your not alone on that one. I can hear my tranny clicking sometimes when downshifting or accelerating. I know a guy though that will tear it out, rebuild it and put it back in for about $1000
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While reading through those listings, one wonders how the people who post these things get by in real life. I mean they must have a hard time handling just the basics.
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But it WAS funny to read the way the guy wrote that the mechanic diagnosed his rattle as a rattle in the SC....well, duh! lol Not much of a diagnosis.

And yeah, finding coolant in the oil is a typical sign of head gasket failure....on other engines.
these so called "mechanics" should know.

umm, but lol, i know, these people don't seem very educated!!!
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