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Old 10-12-2007, 02:19 PM   #21
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Yup, the Quads are notorious for eating throgh head gaskets faster than a cow can ****.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:32 PM   #22
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Yup, the Quads are notorious for eating throgh head gaskets faster than a cow can ***^.
And they are a PITA to work on... If you have never done one it can be more than you want to deal with... And you have to know how to set the timing... If not you'll bend half the valves....lol..

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Basically, I'd just junk that motor.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:22 PM   #24
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Well it was raining so I just popped the hood and confirmed 'QUAD OHC' stamped on top of the cover plate. Does this mean its a single Ohc? and is there an better head gasket for it now?
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Well it was raining so I just popped the hood and confirmed 'QUAD OHC' stamped on top of the cover plate. Does this mean its a single Ohc? and is there an better head gasket for it now?
I believe that 93 was the last year for the SOHC Quad engine..

I should have asked you to look at the Vin.. No better head gasket that I know of..

The one huge thing with this motor is that it can't be run hot at all... They do not tolerate it..

It didn't say QUAD DOHC?

Unless someone swapped an engine into it before..

But its a quad to say the least... That will be no fun to work on

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Well it was raining so I just popped the hood and confirmed 'QUAD OHC' stamped on top of the cover plate. Does this mean its a single Ohc? and is there an better head gasket for it now?
It didn't say QUAD DOHC?

Unless someone swapped an engine into it before..

But its a quad to say the least... That will be no fun to work on
I checked twice, it definitely says quad ohc
Its doubtful I'll be doing much, if any, of the work at this point.

OT at work is going to start pouring in at the end of the month when we loose two people...
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I think I remember how to work on them... We did a bunch in series at one point... It was crazy... Just one after another..

We hate Quads.... I don't own one and won't have one.... I'll take an Iron Duke before the Quad

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Oh no. Quad OHC (SOHC) = Head crackers. SOHC Quads are known for cracking the heads, especially between the valves.
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Final Update.

The daughters boyrfiend stopped to ask me, while I was picking up all the grandkids for the weekend, Friday If I would do the head gaskets on the GA.

Me - I thought you paid someone to do them???
BF - He said they didn't need doing, they were fiine.
Me - whats it doing now?
BF - Leaking antifreeze into the oil.
Me - How sure are you its going into the oil?
BF - the oil looks like chocolate milk and its way up on the dipstick.
Me - Did you drain the Antifreeze and oil?
Bf - no, should I?
Me - How long has it been sitting like this.
BF - since last weekend.
Me - ...there no point in doing the head gasket now.

And then I explained the affects of oil & antifreeze mixing on bearings.


I swear I told him all that last time he asked.
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oookkk, what a newb
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