Head Gaskets and Valve Covers

Parent Category: Fuel and Engines
Gaskets are seals between two mating pieces. Head gaskets are located between the engine block and cylinder head. Valve covers refer to the protective layer that keeps oil and dirt away from the engine.
Hey Aaron==It is a pretty big job but if you feel up to tackeling it get you a shop manual on your car. It will have pictures and everything. Good luck Joe Replacing the head gasket on any vehicle is a long and complicated process, however if you wish to see basic step-by-step instructions go to...
IT DEPENDS ON THE HEAD BOLT MFG. STOCK HEAD BOLTS ARE 65 FT.LBS TO 72 FT. LBS! ANY OTHER BOLT YOU TYOU NEED TO GO BY WHAT THEY SAY!
Answer . Cylinder head bolt torque 2.7L M8.....21 ft/lbs\nM11 Step1 35ft/lbs\n2 55ft/lbs\n3 55ft/lbs\n4 Plus 1/4 turn
TUD5 engine head torques Stage 1. 40NM Stage 2. + 260 degrees Maximum head bolt length is 197mm.
They are an older style of gasket. Mainly found in years below 2000. Its often the OEM replacement for 90's cars. If you are able to, go with MLS gaskets. They are far stronger and will generally last longer. But you would probably be ok with graphite gaskets.
Check the cambelt timing marks are properly aligned. Make sure you've used the right set of marks on each cam, they're different on the exhaust and inlet cams.
water coming from the exhaust pipe or water in the oil.check dip stick for this.
No reason to if the intake gasket is the only problem you have. If engine was running smooth and was not overheated then there is no reason to fool with the HEAD gaskets
you have a blown headgasket, or if it is has an automatic transmission, it is also possible that you may have transmission fluid in your radiator. this is caused by transmission fluid in part of your radiator leaked into your coolant
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Answer . yes, and also usually there will be white smoke in the exhaust.
nothing...just replacing it will cure your problems
Answer . \nI recomend buying a bottle of right stuff permatex gasket maker. I ran into problems with all other gasket potions (not to mention a broken bolt) and i used this as a last resort and it has been leak free for over a year. just make sure you put a luiberal amount on the valve cover and...
Just need a new valve cover gasket. it's an easy fix.
The only cause of air lock is the emptiness of fuel tank. When fuel tank is empty the air bubble got entrapped into the injector of fuel which resist the further supply of fuel to cylinder.This entrapped air can be removed by using small manual hand pumps available there for this purpose. A leak...
You possibley have a blown head gasket on the side that is blowing water and steam. 390 s are good solid blocks pull the head on that side and check carefuly to see if you can spot the bypassed gasket. If not a gasket a good idea to have the heads checked for cracks then the engine. Small steps. ...
There is combustion leak detection kit that uses a blue liquid that turns yellow if combustion gasses are entering cooling system. I'm sure that's what ur referring to
Answer . \nDrain all of the coolant from the car\nRemove the stock airbox\nUnbolt the stock intake manifold from the head and unplug all sensors\nRemove the stock intake manifold from the engine bay\nUnbolt the stock exhaust manifold from the head\nUnder the car, unbolt any brackets that hold the...
I would bet it is just the head warped. Pull the head, have it checked for cracks and planed and put it back. I fixed my own by sanding the head against a piece of slate I knew was flat and sandpaper used for sanding floors. You can see the high spots and you sand till they disappear. Drove it for...
A lot, depending on where you get it. I would encourage you to check junk yards, first. You can frequently find good parts from them and pay only a fraction of the cost. That lens, itself, may be a dealership only item, in which you'll be paying anywhere from $500-700 is my guess. Answer I...
Neither 1, It is a common problem with that engine for the intake gasket to leak engine coolant into the engine lifter gallery / into engine oil. Replace intake manifold gasket and change oil and FILTER a couple of times. A head gasket or cracked head will not allow engine coolant to get into the...
In a Ford Explorer bank one is the passenger side of the engine ( V6 and V8 )
By removing half the motor from the top in pieces and then putting it togheter again.. If you're not a mechanic, don't do it.. You will need some special tools, especially a tool that measures how much torque you use when you tighten the new head gasket bolts, knowledge on how to set the cam's and...
It all depends on where you get the work done. It can cost anywhere from $1200.00 - $3000.00. Depends on the hourly labour rate.
guaranteed make sure to have it resurfaced and pressure checked for cracks just went through one and ended up with a new head very common
Answer . This is way too vague to get a useful answer. Provide model year, engine size, and VIN engine code (eighth character), and we can help you..
yes but you will need to run an oil line to the head,youll need a vtec capable ecu with a tune,and it is suggested to get arp head studs and pistons from the same head to be safe and do it right.
hi i belive them to be 115 to 125 nm, that is what the setting is in my manual
Answer . Idealy you should always replace the head bolt. most cases it\nis mandatory. check your specs. if the tightening sequence finishes\nwith a 1/4 turn or some non foot pound reference then the head bolt\nmust be replaced.
need to know which engine you have
Then more than likely you need a new block. I would advise against trying to have it repaired.
Answer . losing coolant from no apparent hose or fitting. Overheating. You might be able to see the crack and sometimes the cracks arent visable by our eye. your over flow container will be bubbling even when you first shut the veichle off. you will notice thick white smoke pouring out your tail...
Yes, have a compression test run on the engine. Any good mechanic will be able through a few other tests, be able to determine if it is blown. Answer Also, you can use a test kit the has chemicals which react to the presence of combustion byproducts in the cooling system. (Blue liquid turns...
1.disconect negative battety cable. 2.drain coolant 3.drain oil and remove filter 4.remove intake and exhaust manifolds 5.remove valve cover 6.remove timing chain 7.remove alternator 8.unbolt power steering pump and set it aside without disconecting hoses 9.label and detatch any remaing wiring or...
Answer . \nA blown intake gasket will cause the engine to run too lean, which in turn will cause drivablity problems. A blown head gasket on the other hand may or may not effect the drivablity of the vehicle and may not set the check engine light. Serious engine damage will occur if you continue...
thread 2 nuts on the stud. thighten them against each other. with a wrench on the top one tighten the stud and then loosen the nuts and remove them.
Answer . A 98 in good shape is only worth about $3,000. I have rebuilt heads on other cars, which is what you should do if you blow a head gasket. It is not an easy fix, especially on the sideways transverse 3.5 and 3.8L in the Intrigues. Switching the gasket is often the least of the...
if alloy head 40nm then tighten 90 degrees
Sold as is means you are not responsible. You are selling it as it is. Unfortunately in California there is no AS-IS clause for vehicle sales. If it is registered as operational and you sold as operational then the seller is responsible for smogging it. The title of an operational registered...
With heads off, take them to a good machine shop and have them clean and magna-fluxed. For aluminum heads, have them pressure test the head. If not cracked, have heads surfaced and put together with new gaskets and sometimes new head bolts, depending on the type of head
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Answer . \nTAke off valve cover then strip off old gasket.. clean entire serface with alcohol or gas or gasket remover. Then buy a new gasket from a local auto shop, along with some gasket sealer... Put on new gasket as old one was taken off. Use gasket sealer on top and bottom or gasket. Just a...
Valve seals. If the oil is on the top of the plugs, there could be valve cover plug tube seals to change.
Answer . \nNo. He can tell you if it is blown but not if it is about to blow.. Answer . Clay is 100% right. Remember that overheating can be caused by other problems or not performing routine maintainance-- which in turn may cause the head gasket to fail AND all steps should be taken to inspect...
18 ft. lb. From owners manual of 1981 YZ 465 H.
If they are torque to yield. That means if you torque it to a certain number and then have to turn it ,say, 90 degrees more. the answer is yes because you are stretching the bolts.
No,it's low on oil because its burning it. You need a top end rebuild
Well you could have a blown head gasket,cracked head or block, or a combination of the above. Though I would go with the head gasket or cracked head first. You can remove the heads and have them checked if the come back clean and you could see breaks or cracks in the gasket then that's prob. your...
I'm not familiar with 2006 LE but I have 1999 LE, and it does have the insulator. What you need to check is whether this model uses it at all. If does use it, you need to check if rust was the reason it fell out. It the reason is rust I would not buy that car. It's too "young" to have such problems ...
Changing Head Gaskets . Doesn't make any difference really what size the engine is unless it has dual heads that both need to be changed, of course. If you have the right tools an knowhow it's reasonably quick, but you are probably going to find that the head is pretty well siezed on the studs...
All head bolts to 22 lb front side left to right 9,3,1,5,7 back left to right. 8,6,2,4,10 torque in order 1-10 turn all addition 90 deg turn.
You should replace the head gasket. This repair is critical to the better performance of the vehicle, and to prevent future damage of the engine.
44-78 in-lbs. Mazda manual recommends tightening the bolts in the following pattern (recommend lightly tightening each bolt in 3 cycles): . Center bolt between 2nd and 3rd spark plug. . Center bolt in front of spark plug #1. . 4 bolts down the driver's side, starting from front to back (timing belt...
My 1971 chev truck has 319,000 miles on it & the heads have never been off - If U don't overheat the engine & KEEP the oil changed U shouldn't have a head gasket problem.* keep antifreeze & water pump lube in the radiator.
Answer . the head gasket in any vehicle is located within the engine compartment. Since it's a 4 cyl engine, there'll be 4 gaskets spaces, although the head gasket is a singular unit. You'll have to "drop the engine", which really means raising it. Then, dismantle, and replace. Pain in the a$$...I...
Answer . if you are getting water in your oil its eather a busted hear or head gasket if no water in oil it could be water pump
My car does the same thing to me. I'm going to sell it.
Drain the coolant, remove the six nuts on top of the head. Remove the head and take off the old gasket. Clean both surfaces and put the new gasket on. Put the head on and tighten the nuts down in a crisscross pattern. I think they get torqued to eighteen pounds.
Answer . A coolant additive that seals some external leaks and closes off internal coolant passageways including stopping flow in a radiator or heater core.. There are different products for different applications. There is a radiator leak sealer which uses "organic material" to seal leaks, and a...
Answer . \nReplacing the head gasket on any vehicle is a long and complicated\nprocess, however if you wish to see basic step-by-step instructions go\nto the related question on the right side of the page\n"How do you replace a head gasket?"
Very simple! remove the ground wire, remove the three 10mm cap nuts on the top of the valve cover and plug wires,remove the valve cover! I recomend when you replace the gasket you put permitex on the four corners were the cam shaft sits, they tend to leak if you dont. Good Luck....Michael there are...
It means that the head gasket (which is the seal between the engine block and the head(s)) has failed. This often happens as the result of a rough running engine putting a lot of stress on the gasket, or simply from old age. This failure tends to present itself as a sudden and occasionally violent...
Blown headgasket, failed oil cooler, etc.
Answer . \nCylinder Heads \n. \nRemoval \n. \nRotate crankshaft to zero degrees top dead center (TDC) on the compression stroke. \n. \nDisconnect battery ground cable.\n. \nDrain engine cooling system.\n. \nRemove air cleaner outlet tube to throttle body.\n. \nMark and remove vacuum lines to...
\n. \n Answer 1 \n. \nIt's probably burning coolant, which would indicate a blown head gasket or cracked or warped head.\n. \n. \n Answer 2 \n. \nAnser one could be a cause. However, there could be other causes. The first thing that needs to be determined is if what you call "smoke" is...
these bolts get tightened in three steps.. 1st step- 45 ft. lbs.. 2nd step- 65 ft.lbs.. 3rd step- 65 ft. lbs. and an additional 90 degree turn. last, torque the small bolt in the rear of the head to 25 ft. lbs.. this is true came right out of a chilton manual.
the only true way to stop a leaking head gasket is to replace it. Answer I couldn't agree more. Coolant sealer doesn't know the difference between internal passages and exterior leaks. Answer It works for some people. If your car's not worth the actual repair, which can be hundreds or...
Answer . Need more background info. Cracked, or warped head. Gasket installed incorrectly.
the head has ten bolts and you half to take them off first you hafto take the timing belt off and then the water and oil.take the thming brakit off and the top timing gear you can pull off the headnow put on new head with gaskit don't scrach the surfice!!!!!tightin new head bolts to like (95fps)or...
Valve cover gaskets will age over time and become brittle and once that happens ... first time so you don't have to slide it around much and disturb the sealer. ... How to Change the Valve Cover Gaskets on a New Beetle · How to Change ..
it is advisable to replace as a kit, if you just replace the belt the tensioner could fail causing just as much damage as a timing belt snapping, whilst every thing is apart i would replace the water pump as they could fail aswell causing the same damage as the other 2, i always advise my customers...
Answer . 1st guess is leaky valve seals. If this is the case, oil is seeping past the valve seals while the car is just sitting. Then when you start the car, the oil that has seeped into the combustion chamber is buring..