October 29, 2012, 9:49 am
I been noticing some problem with the car over the last 2 weeks
when i got the car i changed the cat due to is not revving above 4k and it was blocking the exhaust
and i also done an oil and filter change and a full coolant flush
over the last week it has used all of the oil (no level on the dip stick) i had to fill it back up 3.5 litres
and my coolant was a nice blue color and it is now starting the change dark and it has lost a small about of its level
when running the car there is no performance issues or puffs of smoke
the car start from cold and hot fine with no smoke on tick over
personally i am think my head gasket is going and i might have to get my spanners out what do people think
October 29, 2012, 10:16 am
Get a sniff test done on the coolant.
That should tell you if the gasket is blown.
TBH it does sound pretty likely.
October 30, 2012, 5:54 pm
failed emission tests by miles produces more gases then a chevvy v8 according to the mot guy WOOPS
i have just started to strip it down and i have found something disturbing
im glad i am doing cambelt kit as well Ignore the shouting the mrs was calling me
October 31, 2012, 3:28 pm
head is now off and sat in the house ready for cleaning and skiming
October 31, 2012, 7:21 pm
here is another update i think there has been some over heating issues in the past
October 31, 2012, 8:13 pm
That head was well cooked.
Looking much better now.
October 31, 2012, 8:30 pm
Nice work. Good job your handy with a set of spanners. Not sure my missus would be so easy going with half an engine in the house though.
October 31, 2012, 8:45 pm
nah my mrs has not stopped swearing at me yet lmao and yes the head is cooked i have started the clean up the under side before i get it skimmed cylinder four seems to be where the head gasket had failed there is alot of carbon left and it is very wet
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