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All that have blown EJ25 headgaskets...
Posted 20 July 2003 - 10:16 PM
Now I know the HG issue is largely a Phase I problem, but I was just curious... How do you people that have blown your headgaskets drive? Hard? Lots of WOT? Sitting in traffic with A/C on full blast in 90-degree weather?
I myself am a rather restrained driver. I feel real guilty if I really run my car hard (unless it deserves it :evil: )...
I'm not saying that it's your fault because you run your car real hard. I'm just thinking it's a factory defect that is manifested by judicious driving styles...
Posted 21 July 2003 - 05:51 AM
We virtually never have traffic.
I think it is a defect that is manifested by use. I feel fortunate that ours lasted as long as they did.
Posted 21 July 2003 - 07:20 AM
i also agree that it is something that is just going to go, and there is not a damn thing you can do to save your butt. either you have an engine that weak, or you don't.
Posted 21 July 2003 - 11:01 AM
Gentle driver. 3 hrs a day of highway commuting. A/C in summer, but we don't get that many hot days. Rarely ever in stop and go driving.
I might kick the engine up past 4k rpm a couple of times a month.
Another gentleman who posted here only a few times had the same vehicle (fewer miles) and indicated that it was simply a "daily driver". His HG's failed about 6 months before me I believe.
Posted 21 July 2003 - 03:40 PM
Lots of WOT with the AC on, since it is incredibly hot all the time down here. I'd like to be a bit nicer to the car in terms of acceleration but the damn thing is so slow you have to really rev it up to get the barge moving.
Oh, there have been plenty of offroad driving excursions and a few autocrosses. I'm actually surprised to have had no major repairs yet, just accellerated maintanence.
You guys will be the first to know when the headgasket blows, if it does.
Posted 21 July 2003 - 09:49 PM
Okay, then, it's obviously a serious factory defect which affects all you people regardless of your driving style.
Don't feel bad though. You could have a Toyota 3.0 V6 that sludges up and then eats your motor, I know, I work there...
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