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Head gasket 3.2 v6
« on: 10 June 2018, 21:24:14 »

I wonder if any one on here would like to give me a price to replace my head gaskets
On my 2003 3.2 omega MV6 estate. Cheers Rae.
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #1 on: 10 June 2018, 22:00:40 »

I'll start then,, are you sure it's the head gaskets. Very rare on a 3.2, has the oil cooler been checked.
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #2 on: 11 June 2018, 00:01:02 »

I'll start then,, are you sure it's the head gaskets. Very rare Unheard of on a 3.2, has the oil cooler been checked.

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What are the symptoms that make you think its head gaskets ?
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #3 on: 11 June 2018, 00:07:02 »

I was expecting that ha ha, yes unfortunately my top hose blew off on a very spirited drive lost all water and it got hot as hell before i noticed, the expansion tank is bubbling and it turns over for ages before it starts and it don't sound right turning over until it starts. Don't sound too bad when it does start though and the exhaust is clean no steam or smoke.
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #4 on: 11 June 2018, 01:37:05 »

Has the water pump been removed and checked?

Likewise the thermostat...
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #5 on: 11 June 2018, 07:48:47 »

It sounds like its down on compression the way it's turning over and taking a long time to start.
That and the bubbling is pretty convincing to me, i am sure it's gone (not my first HG failure by far).  Anyone fancy doing it?
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #6 on: 11 June 2018, 07:49:35 »

Before going in for surgery I think I'd get a "sniff test" done shouldn't cost much at all for a garage to do this and then you'd know if exhaust gases were getting to header tank.
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #7 on: 11 June 2018, 09:11:48 »

Before going in for surgery I think I'd get a "sniff test" done shouldn't cost much at all for a garage to do this and then you'd know if exhaust gases were getting to header tank.
DIY kit available for sniff test for £11 delivered
link clicky
saves the faf of booking garage time  :)
worth having if you collect head gaskets for garage wall art e.g
  (not my first HG failure by far). 
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #8 on: 11 June 2018, 09:46:44 »

Unless you have been a complete ladybits to your car since the day you bought it, then it will be pretty much the first 3.2 head gasket failure recorded in history...

Start with the basics...
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #9 on: 11 June 2018, 09:59:10 »

If not head gasket and its cooked, you split the piston liner, if it's not doing what it should when was starting /running before... I wouldn't waste time doing head gasket... replace the engine save money and time....

I can do both and have engines here...

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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #10 on: 11 June 2018, 17:49:22 »

Thank Rob but that sounds very expensive please pm me a price mate. Ps
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #11 on: 11 June 2018, 21:10:07 »

Just as some advice, what would be a reasonable price for head gasket replacement
plus or minus a couple of hundred?
Gives me a chance to think of what to do next?
Shame is I havenít had it long and Iíve spent over a grand on it without what it cost me to buy!
Iíve always wanted one but maybe Iíve pissed it away. As for the ladybits, Iíve got a 400bhp
Evo2 for hooning about in which I regularly track. (Mind you Iíve broken it a few times using it
As it was built for).
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #12 on: 11 June 2018, 21:36:16 »

Will cost any way you go... Might save £100 by head gaskets but might be block split so could pay twice easy. I would drop another lump in it. Easier by far.
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #13 on: 11 June 2018, 22:13:37 »

Please forgive me for making my usual suggestion, but may I recommend a brilliant garage owner who is a well-respected member on here too?
Serek (SOS.automotive) in Huntingdon. Don't be frightened of the distance, it will be worth it.
Of course, you will need to message him privately first as I cannot speak for him.

Ron.
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Re: Head gasket 3.2 v6
« Reply #14 on: 11 June 2018, 22:39:42 »

Robsey will be probably be quicker and nearer to boot.

I suspect that it will also be a genuine lowish mileage lump too ;)
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