Question about 1991 Mazda 626
If you are going to do it yourself you are going to need the following spares :
New headgasket and the specialized tools.
An engineering shop will need to skim the head for you and while you have the head off you can just as wel do the valve guides, valve seats, replace the valves and the valve springs.
Best is to try and get a workshop manual (not owners manual) and follow the steps in there.
Note that a head needs to be torqued, and for this you will need a torque wrench.
Repairing a blown head gasket is not rocket science however it will require more than basic mechanic skills and typing it out on a help forum like this one isn't really practical. And removing the head you can also replace the timing belt, and THIS is where the workshop manual comes in handy (valve timing is critical or you can for all intends and purposes destroy the engine).
Like i said, its not rocket science but without the right steps and settings its not something you just figure out if you arent a serious mechanic.
Posted on Oct 11, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: blown head gasket
It depends on the severity of the blow, and the distance to the other dealer, less than a couple miles should be okay, Just make sure you got plenty of water in the radiator. Any further and I'd rather tow it! You don't want to save on towing costs and pay more for damages later! Hope that helps!
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
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