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85 rx headgasket question.. maybe the turbo instead??
Posted 14 January 2004 - 10:54 AM
was drivin along, car started missing a little.. no overheating, nothing.. other than the miss it was normal..
i let it sit for a few hours, and started it and now its blowin water out the tailpipe....
i thought originally a headgasket took a dookie..
now thinking about it, is it possible the turbo is sucking the water and blowin it out the pipe? maybe the turbo took a dookie instead?
i'm not real keen on turbo's so i don't fully understand if they could do that or not..
Posted 14 January 2004 - 01:24 PM
I would suspect head gasket.
To find out pull plugs and check to see if coolant steam cleaned all the cylinders or just one or two. turbo leakage would be in all 4.
Posted 14 January 2004 - 02:29 PM
Posted 14 January 2004 - 04:29 PM
Posted 14 January 2004 - 04:33 PM
guess it was a headgasket.. ahh well it'll have another engine in it soon
Posted 14 January 2004 - 04:42 PM
Definately either - headgaskets, and/or freeze plug failure. I had both happen on my car while I was still workin on it.
Posted 14 January 2004 - 06:07 PM
if you have the heads off, or at least the cross pipe, look for cracks in the exhaust ports
Posted 14 January 2004 - 08:33 PM
Do your self or someone else a favor and don't let that block sit with coolant in the cylinders for long.
I just bought a motor with what turned out to be a bad turbo leaking coolant. The cylinder bores were so pitted by rust I am getting .5mm bored. Coolant is suposed to stop corrosion, but I 'm not sure I buy that.
Maybe just some oil or wd-40 in the spark plug holes will preserve to corpse for a future rebuilder
Posted 14 January 2004 - 08:38 PM
i got 2 ea82T's sittin here for parts.. the 3rd will go in my rx.. so plan is to take the 2 of them and rebuild a "hopped up" ea82T for the RX.. then keep stock engine #3 for a spare.. i figure cams, port and polish, balanced bottom end, forged pistons, and maybe a few other things..
i know what ya mean by rust.. got a block for a friend for his jeep (4.0) it sat so long he had to have it bored .30 over to get it all out.. head was unusable.. amazingly though the cam was perfect.. looked new..
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