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Blown head gasket

I have a 1989 camaro with a blown head gasket it has a 350 5.7 tuned port injected v8 engine how do i fix this problem

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This is a major overhaul requiring special tools and expertise.

Posted on May 27, 2010

  • A Miller May 28, 2010

    1 thumb ... no help ... ok ... here is what you need to do.

    You are going to need written instructions in the form of a motor manual for your model
    Camero 350. Don't get the little papar back version, you need the large, complete motor repair version. You will need all the engine top end torque specifications. You should remove the hood. You will need a collection of standard and metric socket and end wrenches, screw drivers, pliers, hammer, etc. You will need 1/2 inch drive breaker bar with sockets, extension and U joint. You will need a 1/2 inch torque wrench and maybe a 3/8 drive torque wrench.. A floor jack and jack stands are a big assett. You may need a 1/2 drive impact wrench (and sockets) electric or air driven. Light, you will need a corded or battery light to see what you are doing. A chain hoist would be nice but not a requirement.

    Follow the instructions in your complete motors manual which will include at a minimum the following: Remove the alternator, ac and air pump and anything else in the way. Remove the intake manifold and injectors. Remove the exhaust manifolds. You may need to remove the radiator to clean it. Lastly, remove the heads.

    When you get the heads off, they will have to be machined at a shop. If there is no other damage to your engine, this is where the special expertise comes in, reverse the process.

    During the final assembly, you will want to put in new plugs and at a minimum, clean the injectors. You will have to flush the engine - water side and lubrication side to make sure there is no oil in the water and no water in the oil. You will need some way to collect the oil and water you remove.

    Good luck with your project.

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