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Does this sound like I need new head gaskets?


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#1 wighti

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 01:16 PM

I took a ride up to my bank and on the way there the temp gauge went up to the redline. I let it cool, then on the way home it went back up but drove fine. When I got home it was steaming but no fluid was bursting. I let it cool overnight and now when I start it up it doesn't suck the fluid into the engine it just pushes it out.
The fluid comes out brown like there's oil in it.???
Can you help?
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thanks
Sean

#2 thealleyboy

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 01:45 PM

Whitey:

Sure sounds like a blown HG too me...

Not sure exactly what you mean by the fluid being pushed out. If you are talking about the coolant, and you mean it's not "pressurized", it could be due to low.

But in any case, oily residue in the coolant is a sure sign that you have a leaky gasket. A second opinion from a mechanic doing some diagnostics should confirm it.

Not the end of the world, but you've got a job on your hands.

good luck, John

#3 MilesFox

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 03:01 PM

also look for a sludge that looks like wendy's frostee in the oil. if you have to drive the car anyway, and you are getting coolant in the oil, drain the coolant and replace it with straight water, and run with the cap off.

coolant in the oil will eat away the bearings in the bottom end

#4 wighti

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 01:39 AM

Well, it looks like I'll be changeing the gaskets after I buy a engine puller.:(
Atleast that will come in handy when I put my ACT clutch in my RS to handle the power of my T U R B O kit.:headbang:
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