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Old 12-05-2006, 11:26 PM   #11
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wow the gaskets are bad
And I was thinking they look pretty good for *107k miles, nice smooth split and everything....And I was looking at head gaskets not the LIM gaskets

You may want to flush that motor and get some real coolant in there, instead of that gasket killer dexcrap...
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wow the gaskets are bad
And I was thinking they look pretty good for 88k miles, nice smooth split and everything....

You may want to flush that motor and get some real coolant in there, instead of that gasket killer dexcrap...
Car has 107k
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wow the gaskets are bad
And I was thinking they look pretty good for *107k miles, nice smooth split and everything....And I was looking at head gaskets not the LIM gaskets

You may want to flush that motor and get some real coolant in there, instead of that gasket killer dexcrap...
I'm with you there... Head gaskets appear to be in good shape...

Now to see what they find when they magnaflux the heads

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Got the heads back today. Machine shop (*&R if your from the Sommerville area) said there were no cracks, but that it needed valves. This struck me as odd because the car idled fine. A bad valve(*) would at least cause a stumble. At any rate, I'm gonna bolt 'em on and see what happens.
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Have any pics of the undersides of the Head gaskets?

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Have any pics of the undersides of the Head gaskets?
Head gaskets look ok, but I will take them home (where my camera is) and snap & post pics of them tonight.
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Here we go:
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Well, got it all together and running fine. Problem musta been in the heads.
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Glad to hear you got her running...

What I caught in the bottom right of this pic made me think head gasket issues.. Glad you posted all the pics .... Were the reddish/brown areas on the head gaskets on the transaxle side of the engine? Looks like its possible that you ran low on coolant and cooked both head gaskets...

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You might be right. That area was tword the front of the motor.
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