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Re: blown head gasket :eek: [Re: shaggy] #752558
September 19th 2019 8:59 am
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OK thanks for the info Wedgy, Looks like resistance is futile and I'm gonna have to tear it down and fit new head gaskets.

worms rolleyes worms

If anyone else has any other suggestions for things to check before I get stuck into that let me know.


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Re: blown head gasket :eek: [Re: shaggy] #752933
October 02nd 2019 4:42 pm
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I wish I had something helpful to add, but I don't.

I'll be doing this myself soon as I just discovered oil in my coolant after the van started steaming off on cold starts.
Not the thing I wanted to find, that's for sure.

Hope the job goes easy for you, Shaggy.


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Re: blown head gasket :eek: [Re: shaggy] #752952
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I'm just putting an order together for rock auto to buy all the necessary parts.

Gaskets for the distributor / inlet manifold / exhaust headers / Cylinder Heads and a new set of cylinder head bolts. I'll get coolant, engine oil flush and fresh oil locally.

Anything I'm missing from that list?

Good luck with yours too Rusty, lets keep posting on this thread and hopefully it'll prove helpful to each other or fellow vanners.


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Re: blown head gasket :eek: [Re: shaggy] #752993
October 04th 2019 2:06 am
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That's a good idea.
I'll try to add if I can. I'm not quite sure yet how, if, and when I'm going to do mine.
I'm still a little stunned at the bad timing (I've already got too many stalled projects).


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Re: blown head gasket :eek: [Re: shaggy] #753003
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Re: blown head gasket :eek: [Re: shaggy] #753012
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Originally Posted by shaggy
I'm just putting an order together for rock auto to buy all the necessary parts.

Gaskets for the distributor / inlet manifold / exhaust headers / Cylinder Heads and a new set of cylinder head bolts. I'll get coolant, engine oil flush and fresh oil locally.

Anything I'm missing from that list?



Valve cover gaskets. Plus have a quality machine shop that you trust check the heads if there is any question on condition. Save you a ton of heartache, time, and money.

Good Wrenching!

Re: blown head gasket :eek: [Re: shaggy] #753037
October 04th 2019 7:02 pm
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Yep got valve cover gaskets too (3 sets for some reason). Cheers Wedgy.


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Re: blown head gasket :eek: [Re: shaggy] #753050
October 05th 2019 10:01 am
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Are you luck ducky, got a 400? You may have thought of this, watch the breakaway torque of the bolts. It may give you a clue. Other thoughts any bolt hole that protrudes into the coolant will need thread sealant, it seals the bolt and lubricates the thread to achieve proper torque. The strait six in the brown van died for the same problem.

Re: blown head gasket :eek: [Re: shaggy] #753070
October 06th 2019 3:03 pm
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No not a 400 but a 350 bored 60 thou over (so nearly). I've ordered fresh bolts and will seal them with Loctite medium threadlock. Thanks jcd74.


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