Engine Head Gasket
Holy cow you glutton for punishment!
|Part Cost:||$60 for gasket kit, $70 for bolts, $250 for used head, $1,000 new head|
|Best Place to buy:||ebay, standard places|
|Cost to Have it done in a shop:||$1200+|
|How long it may take:||12+ hours|
|Special tools needed:||Impact puller, high temp gasket stuff,|
Ways you can tell your head gasket is BLOWN:
1. Oil in Antifreeze. Mine turned it RED and BROWN and when I flushed it, it was BLACK
2. lots of pressure built up in the Expansion tank or Engine Coolant System
What I highly recommend first, is spend the few dollars ($13?) and get some of this stuff: Bars Leak Head Gasket Repair
For a car your age, try this first.
I wish I would have know about this stuff.
Cylinder Head Bolt (6159900312) 12 X 145 mm 8 per engine
Cylinder Head Bolt (6159900212) 12 X 120 mm 9 per engine
Cylinder Head Bolt (6159900112) 12 X 115 mm 5 per engine
Cylinder Head Bolt 8 X 20 mm 2 per engine