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Re: head gasket
« Reply #15 on: 27 April 2015, 08:37:26 »

Al You are such a good help here :)

Still got work to do but most of the work has been done.

I have a professional friend coming to do the timing belt job for me and I think I got everything now ready.

Should I put new antifreezer at the first time or can I start with water and let it couple times or does the engine need antifreezer for the beginning? Just thinking if the water makes rust to the engine without the antifreezer?

Thanks again!
Mika
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Re: head gasket
« Reply #16 on: 27 April 2015, 11:16:22 »

Unless you need to flush oil from the system after oil cooler failure, always refill with 50/50 mix :y

Not sure if you guys use a stronger mix in the winter though :-\
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Re: head gasket
« Reply #17 on: 28 April 2015, 08:19:03 »

Unless you need to flush oil from the system after oil cooler failure, always refill with 50/50 mix :y

Not sure if you guys use a stronger mix in the winter though :-\


Okay, ye, well I use red coolant liquid so its about 50/50 or a bit stronger :)
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Re: head gasket
« Reply #18 on: 28 April 2015, 08:34:55 »



Should I put new antifreezer at the first time or can I start with water and let it couple times or does the engine need antifreezer for the beginning? Just thinking if the water makes rust to the engine without the antifreezer?

Thanks again!
Mika

Plain water will be fine for testing and for your first start up, but replace with antifreeze mix as soon as you are satisfied that the engine is running OK and that you don't have any leaks.  :y
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Re: head gasket
« Reply #19 on: 20 May 2015, 05:44:29 »

Hello, just wanted to say that everything got together and working fine, aluminium cam covers also fitted nicely and the oil changing isn't even so hard that I have heard from people :)
Thanks for all the help! :)

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Re: head gasket
« Reply #20 on: 03 June 2019, 07:12:39 »

Hey, Same car, same gasket but slightly different leakage.....

Okay, so it seems that 4 years and 50tkm will do the trick to blow head gasket.... Still can't believe this.

Cylinder number 6 is losing pressure to the coolant system.
I did a leak down test and its bubbling into expansion tank. Also from the spark plug can be seen that there has been red glycol.

Is there another possible explanation than HG failure?
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Re: head gasket
« Reply #21 on: 03 June 2019, 09:59:09 »

Hey, Same car, same gasket but slightly different leakage.....

Okay, so it seems that 4 years and 50tkm will do the trick to blow head gasket.... Still can't believe this.

Cylinder number 6 is losing pressure to the coolant system.
I did a leak down test and its bubbling into expansion tank. Also from the spark plug can be seen that there has been red glycol.

Is there another possible explanation than HG failure?

Does sound like head gasket failure which is quite rare on the V6,were the heads skimmed last time it was done ?
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Re: head gasket
« Reply #22 on: 03 June 2019, 10:27:33 »

1998 3.0l engines are prone to HG failures, causing a waterleak from the block to the rear of cylinder 6.

I* had to replace mine twice due to this.



*When I said "I", I actually meant I drank tea and ate biscuits while Marks DTM/Fuse19 did it. Because he's a very nice man ;D
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Re: head gasket
« Reply #23 on: 03 June 2019, 10:37:28 »

Hey, Same car, same gasket but slightly different leakage.....

Okay, so it seems that 4 years and 50tkm will do the trick to blow head gasket.... Still can't believe this.

Cylinder number 6 is losing pressure to the coolant system.
I did a leak down test and its bubbling into expansion tank. Also from the spark plug can be seen that there has been red glycol.

Is there another possible explanation than HG failure?


Change gasket, common on 3.0L,  ensure Quality gasket, and clean both surfaces, very well, and ensure lots tight.
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Re: head gasket
« Reply #24 on: 04 June 2019, 05:55:22 »

Heads were skimmed, gaskets at least should've been quality ones. Only thing that I could have done better was the block, that was only cleaned but not skimmed or something like that.

If I'm still going to fix this car the engine is coming off from the car and it will get full rebuild. But I got zero motivation at the moment.....
Really don't know what to do...
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