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Replace Head Gasket

I have no engine manual. Can anyone help with instructions or drawings on how to replace head gasket. It appears my, so called mechanic, may have put the HG on upside down as it is blowing hugh amounts of blue smoke.
Tony

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    the engine is fine the reason the head gasket was replaced was that the head was overheated and blew the gasket which resulted in the loss of coolant, did have a radator problem a few weeks prior , the bottom drain plug broke off thus loss off coolant and engine overheated,

    the head was machined and tested and the machanic set it up the engine has only 50,000ks will give the link a go for a manual thank you Tony

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It's not your head gasket that's it the problem, it's more likely your rings and bores are worn.

A birthday with new rings and bigend bearings is a good fix. You will need a gasket kit, some sealant and a manual you can find here:

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • ChasDaihard Dec 18, 2008

    Well blue smoke is unlikely to be caused by a bad head gasket. You can't really orient the head gasket incorrectly.



    Coolant down the bores will rapidly etch both the rings and walls.



    It's not unusual for a reconditioned head, with well seating valves, to cause blowby on worn rings.



    I think you should carry out a compression test



    Hope the manual helps

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