ROFL!5. After I took it back complaining like h*ll. The manager was nice enough to offer me $1000.00 off of the head gasket job which he originally quoted for $3000.00+ . I'm like O.K. who is the genius certified mechanic who diagnosed my problem the 1st time I came in? Which mechanic in these 20 pictures on the wall here do I have to thank for wasting my money and time? I grabbed my keys, ran over the manager, dumped a quart of anti freeze on the mechanic, and did a Michael Knight right through the garage door!!!!
it would be good practice to replace the radiator, but it's not a necessity unless you've got green crusty stuff all around the top of the radiator. that green stuff is the radiator leaking.Positivelyyours2000 said:Questions
1. Do I need a new radiator. if the head gasket is leaing inot the radiator?
2. Should I tune up before head gasket job?
Questions 1. Do I need a new radiator. if the head gasket is leaing inot the radiator? 2. Should I tune up before head gasket job?[/QUOTE said:IMHO you should replace the radiator every 100k. the radiator is a silent killer of these cars. They clog up at the bottom and you never know it until it to late.
Awesome thread. Thanks Iceman. I think I am missing something. You say use an air hammer to fracture the bolts, and then you say 'not the screws..'.The_Iceman said:5. .... If you strip them or can not get them off, use an air hammer with chissel attachment to fracture the bolts "NOT THE SCREWS DO NOT DAMAGE THEM YOU HAVE TO PUT NUTZ BACK ON THEM" You may want to try a nut breaker tool if you are not comfortable working with an air chissle. Choose your weapon wisely.
He is wrong. Everyone assumes this at first. This is caused by a leaking valve cover oring/seal. It's a "hemi head style valvecover.The oil leaks from the top of the head into the spark plug cavity. The oil stays on the outside of the cylinder. All Legends do this. The headgasket gasket set comes with these seals.Also, when i did a spark plug change a couple of weeks ago, my AME (aircraft maintenance engineer) saw oil on the plugs and said i might have a cracked oil ring and might soon need an overhaul. This guy knows what he's talking about and i trust him but he doesnt have a shop to do my work.