Question about Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

How can i remove and install a blown head gasket the right way, from a nissan sentra 1.8 (QG18DE)? please help.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 172 Answers

You should get a service (shop) manual which describes this procedure. (You may be able to borrow one from your local public library, but I think they are worth buying).
If this is an overhead cam (cam-in-head) engine, you will need to turn the engine until the timing marks on the cam and crank line up, so that you can put it back together correctly.
You will also need the head bolt tightening (torque) sequence, the bolts have to be tightened in a certain order to the correct torque value.
You might want to replace the water pump at the same time, as you will be taking off everything (and more) that you would have to take off to replace it, and unless you have done that recently, it is about due anyway.
This is MAJOR engine work, unless you have done a fair bit of repairs before, you might not want to attempt this yourself.

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How do you Replace Head Gasket for 2002 Nissan Sentra GXE ?


Big difference between valve cover gasket and head gasket. To replace head gasket, you must dissamble top end of engine and send the head out to be resurfaced and then install new head gasket. If it is a leaking valve cover it is much easier. Simply dissasemble and then clean valve cover and top of head from all debris and remove all old gasket material. Tighten back down in sequence and do not over tighten. these small bolts can be overtightened easily so go in sequence just like when you tighten lug nuts by skipping one as you go around. 10mm bolts require about 10 pounds or less torque.

Jul 18, 2014 | 2002 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

I have a 2009 nissan sentra that I have to keep adding oil to but its not leaking anywhere can someone please help


Check the antifreeze, if it looks like chocolate milk you have a blown head gasket and the oil is leaking into the cooling ports.
If you have smoke coming from your exhaust, your head gasket or lifter seals are blown and letting oil into the cylinder.
Check your tailpipe for oil residual
jack your car up and look under the engine for any leaks.
Check the oil drain plug gasket
Check the oil filter. Sometimes when removing an old filter the rubber o-ring seal sticks onto the engine, and when your install the new filter the doubled up o-ring will leak.

Nov 11, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

Oil in radiator


possible cracked block or blown headgasket

Mar 16, 2013 | 1990 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

Nissan sentra 1.6 16valve timing marks


Hi I got problem with a Nissan sarbe 160gxi after the head gasket blown i send the head to get sorted out the car don't have a same power I'm not sure if the guys set my cams right . I feel the timing on plug leads r to advance its pining . It was also low on gas . 156 km

Mar 25, 2012 | 1995 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

Spark plug gap setting for NKG FR4 2000 nissan sentra 1.8


Make: NISSAN
Model: SENTRA
Year: 2000
Engine: L4 - 1.8L - FI - QG18DE - GAS

Part Number: REC10YC4
GAP : .044"

Hope helps. Just keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment. Have a nice weekend and thanks for using FixYa.

Jose.

Oct 17, 2011 | 2000 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

My nissan sentra 1997 model was overhauled due to it was flooded.. after the overhauling it runs smooth but there is a white smoke every time i drive it fast.. what is the probem with it. tnx


Can you have someone raise the RPM's on the car to the area where it smokes and then smell the exhaust? If it smells slightly sweet, then you may have a blown head gasket.

Also look at your oil and coolant. If the oil looks milky or like coffee with creamer in it, that is no good and can indicate a blown head gasket or even a cracked head or block. Also make sure the antifreeze has no oil in it.

Jun 17, 2011 | 1997 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

Tai Ping My nissan sentra , engine B14 had problem, water had seeping into the engine, oil entered the radiator. How to solve?


sorry sounds like a blown head gasket or deteriated water chambers in the head .head will have to come of so a workshop will inspect the head before replacing gasket

Feb 27, 2010 | 1996 Nissan Sentra

2 Answers

Does the 2005 nissan sentra 1.8L have problems with head gasket blowing ?


Not generally, unless the engine's been run hot, if even only for a moment. If the head gasket is blown prepare for major out of pocket expenses because if the engine overheated it will bend every valve and usually warp the head beyond repair. I honestly hope this is not your problem, it's an extremely expensive fix. Hope this helps, good luck!

Sep 02, 2009 | 2004 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

Blown head gasket


That would be a lot to type out on the computer.
My best advise would be to get a Chilton Manual at the autoparts store. It cost about $20. You'll get all the info you need plus pictures and diagrams. The Chilton book will be the best research material for the type of job you are going to do.

May 28, 2009 | 2004 Nissan Sentra

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

220 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75797 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

713 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22114 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...