Head Gasket D.I.Y. - Page 6 - The Acura Legend & Acura RL Forum
Acura Legend Forum Acura Legend Forum
 

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   The Acura Legend & Acura RL Forum > Shop Talk > DIYs

DIYs These threads contain answers to common topics. "Do it yourself" modifications are also archived here.

Acura-Legend.com is the premier Acura Legend Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 4 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 03-30-06, 08:44 PM   #76 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 9


iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Thumbs up

The 1/2 tooth tip worked perfect. Thanks alot for the tip.
SNSNNJ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-02-06, 07:29 PM   #77 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 30


iTrader Score: 0 reviews
i just had this done myself, i payed 300 for the gasket kit, and my uncle did it for me. i got a 1993 Acura Legend, and it was 170k miles on it, i just replaced the head gaskets, its got a new timing belt, new water pump, and radiator. Think it still has some life to it?
Poizun is offline  
Old 04-08-06, 09:25 PM   #78 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 65


iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Ay, very good post. Woulda helped me out on my first Legend!
DRDcustoms is offline  
 
Old 04-08-06, 09:30 PM   #79 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 65


iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poizun
i just had this done myself, i payed 300 for the gasket kit, and my uncle did it for me. i got a 1993 Acura Legend, and it was 170k miles on it, i just replaced the head gaskets, its got a new timing belt, new water pump, and radiator. Think it still has some life to it?
Dude my first 1991 Legend ran till 270k Just baby it
DRDcustoms is offline  
Old 04-15-06, 02:18 AM   #80 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: los angeles
Posts: 22


Car 1: 1991 legend sedan


iTrader Score: 0 reviews
blown piston rings

thanks for D.I.Y on that, I recently done my head gasket and spent 1200 , and it was fine, now after 7 months , blue smoke is coming oujt of my muffluer. i recently took back too da shop that did the job on my head gasket and they told me it now blown piston rings, someone please help
jchery74 is offline  
Old 04-17-06, 12:55 PM   #81 (permalink)
Destory The Peace Champion, Empty Santas Sack Champion, Attack from the Influenza Chickens Champion, Last Man Standing: Keg Stand Champion, Kill Kitties Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,185


iTrader Score: 1 reviews
You didnt follow the cardinal rule with HG replacement. Since the engine was apart you should have changed the valve seals and other pertinent things. Blue smoke definatly means oil is burning. Not so sure on the blown rings thing though. How often does the smoke come out?
Pito11213 is offline  
Old 05-08-06, 12:44 AM   #82 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3


iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Cool Here we go...

Well I'm throwing my hat in the ring. I had a cracked Cranshaft pulley and one of the sections came right off of the hub!! The used replacement I got has the same stress cracks in it!! So I said screw it might as well address the intermittent rising of the temp gauge, and screwy high idle. Besides it looks cool and I want to drive this car for along time. I'm up to the ignition coils...

Let's hope for the best.
theworldisnotenough is offline  
Old 05-10-06, 09:29 PM   #83 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 121


iTrader Score: 1 reviews
if anyone has done this job before..umm i cant loosen the screws that the driver side pulley is connected too..the whole pulley seems to turn when i try to unscrew it..anyone has any tips on what to do?
PearlWhiteLedge is offline  
Old 05-12-06, 04:07 PM   #84 (permalink)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 148


iTrader Score: 1 reviews

Where were you when I needed you like a year ago man! I had to go through the same shit!
KJLegend is offline  
Old 05-12-06, 04:31 PM   #85 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,264


iTrader Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by PearlWhiteLedge
if anyone has done this job before..umm i cant loosen the screws that the driver side pulley is connected too..the whole pulley seems to turn when i try to unscrew it..anyone has any tips on what to do?

Make sure the tensioner screw is going through the AC compressor pulley, that will prevent the pulley from rotating with the bolt. If its the Alternator then you need to loosen the bolt below the Alternator and then loosen the tensioner, you dont have to actually remove the pulley for it. Power Steering pump is the same procedure as the AC compressor.
Dethred is offline  
Old 05-12-06, 04:34 PM   #86 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: N Canton, Ohio
Posts: 9,173


Car 1: 3.5L 1991 LS Coupe 5 Spd Blk/Blk
Car 2: 1999 Acura 3.5RL
Car 3: 2004 GMC Sierra Z71


iTrader Score: 5 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Mike Diaz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dethred
Make sure the tensioner screw is going through the AC compressor pulley, that will prevent the pulley from rotating with the bolt. If its the Alternator then you need to loosen the bolt below the Alternator and then loosen the tensioner, you dont have to actually remove the pulley for it. Power Steering pump is the same procedure as the AC compressor.

I think he's talking about the camshaft pulley.

I used an impact gun to break those bolts loose, it gets it quick and easy. Otherwise you need to use a belt strap to hold it still
Mike Diaz is offline  
Old 05-12-06, 06:22 PM   #87 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 94


iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by PearlWhiteLedge
if anyone has done this job before..umm i cant loosen the screws that the driver side pulley is connected too..the whole pulley seems to turn when i try to unscrew it..anyone has any tips on what to do?
Lacking an impact wrench, the method I used was this, though it may be a little hard to visualize: I put a wrench on one bolt, and another wrench on the second bolt. Squeeze the two wrenches together until the first bolt breaks breaks loose, and remove. Do the same for the next bolt, but do not remove. Use it as leverage to break the third one loose, and remove it. Yes, as you freed the third bolt, you tightened the second, but not near as tight as it was. Wedge a piece of wood abut the width of the timing belt against the pulley and remove the third bolt.


Convoluted a bit, but it worked for me.
BlackIICoupe is offline  
Old 05-12-06, 10:41 PM   #88 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,264


iTrader Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Diaz
I think he's talking about the camshaft pulley.

I used an impact gun to break those bolts loose, it gets it quick and easy. Otherwise you need to use a belt strap to hold it still

Whoops! I couldn't get mine off with an impact wrench, so I sent it off to the machine shop with them still on.
Dethred is offline  
Old 05-13-06, 11:57 AM   #89 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: N Canton, Ohio
Posts: 9,173


Car 1: 3.5L 1991 LS Coupe 5 Spd Blk/Blk
Car 2: 1999 Acura 3.5RL
Car 3: 2004 GMC Sierra Z71


iTrader Score: 5 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Mike Diaz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dethred
Whoops! I couldn't get mine off with an impact wrench, so I sent it off to the machine shop with them still on.

When I do head gaskets, I usually leave them on.
Mike Diaz is offline  
Old 05-13-06, 03:55 PM   #90 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,264


iTrader Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Diaz
When I do head gaskets, I usually leave them on.

The machine shop made me take the pulleys and lifter assembly off of each head.
Dethred is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

  The Acura Legend & Acura RL Forum > Shop Talk > DIYs


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
head gasket theory Vancouver_Legend Second Generation Legend (1991-1995) 30 08-25-06 10:57 AM
Head Gasket Repairs duck Second Generation Legend (1991-1995) 9 03-25-04 01:45 AM
Thought I blew the Head gasket. AlphaTouring Engine & Performance Modifications 17 11-18-03 03:15 AM
'95 Legend GS - Blown Head Gasket??? Mikey Second Generation Legend (1991-1995) 11 10-28-03 12:04 AM
BLOWN HEAD GASKET theGodfather Second Generation Legend (1991-1995) 34 03-28-02 12:35 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:12 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®. Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© AutoGuide