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Where can you find step by step instructions on replacing a blown head gasket?

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2006-02-07 01:18:04
2006-02-07 01:18:04

Hey Nick==Depending on what kind of car you have, some parts stores have manuals on your car. If they don't have one try MOTORLIT.COM. GoodluckJoe Libraries often have Chilton books for your model/make. More frequently they will have the big Pro books (Mitchell) and you can copy pages you need. One library I know (Boise, ID) subscribes to AllData online which has professional quality diagrams and instructions online. There is a lot of info on the net for certain cars, but you can't believe everything you read on here. The professional resources above are better, I find. An experienced mechanic is the best resource. good luck

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Check out a repair manual (Hayne's or Chilton's) for your vehicle at your local library. You will find detailed instructions and procedues in the manual.

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Hey Jeremiah==Get a shop manual on your car at the local parts store or from MOTORLIT.COM. GoodluckJoe

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You can purchase a used shop manual for that vehicle. Check ebay for such a manual.

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