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Old 09-27-2003, 21:26   #1 (permalink)
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Donuts close shave with headgasket job!

Well I just finished doing timing chain and headjob on my parents car, and took her for the "test drive", did about 2 laps of the block... and suddenly the temp guage started to sky rocket, argh! Got it home when the temp guage was about 4/5ths.

Anyways I undid the radiator cap, and I could hear a shitload of bubbling noises, and other strange sounds. Uhh Ohh I'm thinking... my first failed headjob!!

Well I let it cool down a bit, then took it for another drive... this time temp guage got up about halfway, then it started to drop again! Woohoo!!! And it hasn't gone over halfway now.

So either the thermostat was seized because it was left dry for a week and a half, and now started working again, or I had an air lock in the system somewhere. If anyone here does a headgasket change make sure you air bleed the system properly and that the thermostats working, otherwise you may have the drama I did.
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headjob on my parents
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Uhh Ohh I'm thinking... my first failed headjob!!
I think we need a new word for this procedure.
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I think someone needs to get there mind out of the Gutter
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Old 09-27-2003, 23:42   #4 (permalink)
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Hahaha... funny.

But we are talking about cars here horus, not your sexual fantasys
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I think we need a new word for this procedure.
I agree hahahahah
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Id vouch for an airlock..
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i vote for airlock too
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Re: Donuts close shave with headgasket job!

ive had a air lock b4, i was doing the coolant in the ea, when filling it up it was full went for a drive and it ran hotter than usual, and i had to put in another 4 or 5 litres.
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Airlock....

It usually happens in the thermostat housing, that can trap air. I find the best way is to take off the little hose on the top to bleed the system - or drill a hole in the top and tap in a bung plug
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