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Old 01-30-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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yes its blown, im getting extreme bubbles in my coolant, and its shooting the coolant out everywhere causing me to run completely dry on coolant causing it to overheat

this needs to be fixed asap...

the head gasket kit is under $50 at autozone... and i have the service manual

my dad doesnt think i should attempt it, for whatever reason... although he didnt think we could do the transmission without him either, and we succeeded...

how hard of a job is this? could i do it in a weekend? i have zero experience with head gaskets, but have ALL the basic tools, and lots of mechanical common sense

if you talk me out of it.. im gonna be looking for another beater
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with all the room you have in the engine bay and how small the motor is I dont see how it can be that bad since its a 4 banger and all. Just a guess there..do you have the chiltons for it?
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Andrew as long as you have the Torque specs and the timming( or how to set it ) you should be able to do it... SOHC 2.5 ... Those are some tough motors...

But iirc you should have an alluminum head, and if its warped in any manner it will need to be straightened and shaved to ensure a true surface

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i have the haynes repair manual
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Yeah that will show you the timming marks and their proper locations...

It will take a little work but you should be able to do it... Been a long time sence I have worked on a 2.5

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and i got all you guys for support right?

im clueless on how to set the timing, need to read into this a bit
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While your in there you may want to take a close look at that timming belt too..

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While your in there you may want to take a close look at that timming belt too..
best bet would be to change it while your in there
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im clueless on how to set the timing, need to read into this a bit
If it dosen't have timing marks, make your own.
I think you could do it.
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