nissan primera overheating after changing the water pump and radiator what could be the cause of this
Sandwiched between the head and engine block.
no gasket necessary.
Water in engine-head gasket most likely.
either sell the car or pulley engine out
The head gasket itself is relatively cheap..around $20 at most but the labor involved with changing it would probably be at least $400 if done in a shop.
On most cars a gasket is required along with the RTV sealant. A new gasket should have come with the water pump. Ask the parts house where you purchased the part.
Changing the gasket itself is simple.. drain the oil, unbolt the oil pan from the bottom of the engine, use some aerosol gasket remover and remove all traces of the old gasket, slap the new gasket on with some RTV, and reattach the oil pan to the engine block. Not a whole lot to it. The trouble lies in getting to it... on a lot of cars, you'll actually have to remove the engine from the engine compartment in order to do this.
The oil drain plug on a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder is located under the engine. Maintenance includes replacement of the oil pan gasket.
Resurfacing the head of an engine is necessary when replacing the head gasket. An improperly surfaced head will not allow a tight seal and can result in a costly repair.
Gasket between engine block and cylinder head
You have a blown head gasket.
If both surfaces are clean and flat and you are using a new gasket, no sealant is necessary.
If the engine is run while the gasket is blown, the engine will overheat and eventually blow or seize up. If the gasket blew and engine was soon after turned off, there may be no further damage to the engine. Replacement of the gasket can get this engine in working condition.
If you get a new engine it will have a new head gasket
I hate to tell you this but I just paid $3,500 at the Nissan dealer for head gasket replacment.
Follow the lower hose from rediator to engine. The hose is connected to the thermostat at the engine. Remove the hose,(collect fluid) take out the two bolts, remove the thermostat and clean the old gasket off the engine. Use blue gasket seal and install the new thermostat.
More than likely you have a valve cover leak. You probably need to replace the gasket(s).
Sure you CAN, but if you do continue to run an engine with a blown head gasket you will destroy the engine. Do not run any engine with a blown head gasket or you will be buying a new engine.
It is a really good idea. Usually when you remove the cover and remove the old gasket there is a good chance that you will get some foreign object into the engine.
look at your engine oil you may have a leaking head gasket
The head, along with everything above it, will have to be removed. If the engine overheated then the head could be warped as well.
Drain the oil from the Cherokee engine. Remove the oil pan bolts and lower the pan. you may need to unbolt the motor mounts and raise the engine slightly to get the pan out. Clean all of the pan gasket from the pan and the block. Put the pan back on with a new gasket then fill with fresh oil.