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Posted 23 August 2003 - 03:03 PM
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Posted 24 August 2003 - 03:48 AM
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Posted 24 August 2003 - 01:25 PM
I have heard of a few instances of blown headgaskets, but that takes some very spirited driving...
Trust me, you can't go wrong with an EJ22
Posted 25 August 2003 - 11:33 AM
Posted 25 August 2003 - 12:59 PM
Posted 25 August 2003 - 03:13 PM
That was over two years and 58K miles ago, and I despite a lot of WOT driving I haven't had any problems. I suspect the previous owner may have overlooked a cracked coolant hose and let the car overheat. You need something to provoke the head gaskets on an EJ22 before they go. Even so, the hole was tiny, but it meant that compression gas from cylinder 3 was slipping into the coolant, so I replaced them before it grew bigger.
No sign of any piston/bore wear though. Compression is good and oil consumption is low. Between my preffered interval of oil change of 6K miles it will drink about a litre of Mobil's finest. There is some evidence to suggest that most of that is burned off over 4500 rpm, which I think is quite reasonable for such an old engine. It pulls very smoothly and with plenty of vigour - right up to 130mph yesterday!
I think rust is going to kill my car before engine failure.
Posted 25 August 2003 - 07:49 PM
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