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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-01-05, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Head Gasket Help

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I have a friend who wants to get rid of his 93 Ford Probe GT for super cheap. It currently isn't running great - it leaks oil somewhere, and it is leaking coolant into the oil. I'm assuming this means a busted head gasket, correct? Well, if I'm going to get this car, owing to money and other such problems, I'll be doing most work myself. What I'm wondering is, can a guy, who's good with his hands, and good with mechanical knowledge, but not super experienced, change a head gasket? I'd most likely be following steps from a book, have a garage to take my time with, and friends who are similarly experienced to help. I have a decent set of tools, and could get more if needed. Any help is much appreciated


PS I think it also needs a new alternator - alternators I've replaced before have sometimes been a pain, but fairly doable. How are they in a Probe?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-02-05, 03:35 AM
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Re: Head Gasket Help

Head gaskets are quite easy to change however the frod probe is a mojor pain in the butt it is possable to do it yourself but only if you like a bit of stress. shearing the heads can cause alot of problems if done wrong. should take you about 4 days if you take your time and really do do it step by step.
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