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Old 05-13-06, 07:51 PM   #91 (permalink)
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The machine shop made me take the pulleys and lifter assembly off of each head.

You should have told them you were taking it somewhere else. Some people are just stupid.
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You should have told them you were taking it somewhere else. Some people are just stupid.

Obviously I'm the fool. Oh well, i got it all cleaned and resurfaced for $75 so it wasn't too bad. Didn't have to drive far at all either.
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Old 05-30-06, 10:25 PM   #93 (permalink)
 
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i'm looking around for head gasket sets, ebay has these two:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/91-98...spagenameZWDVW
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ACURA...spagenameZWDVW

both for 80 dollars, i was wondering if they were the same thing as acura sells or if either was better or something?
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Old 05-30-06, 10:28 PM   #94 (permalink)
 
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Hey I brought this gasket set it will be here june 1st
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ACURA...spagenameZWDVW
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damn thats a tight Legend
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i'm looking around for head gasket sets, ebay has these two:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/91-98...spagenameZWDVW
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ACURA...spagenameZWDVW

both for 80 dollars, i was wondering if they were the same thing as acura sells or if either was better or something?
I bought a set from a guy on Ebay, advertised as "Ishino". What came in the mail was something packaged as "Stone". This guy asserted they were in fact Ishino but agreed to take them back. This particular seller has been difficult to deal with (Trusty Auto Parts) and I've had to initiate a claim via PayPal.

I wound up buying an "Ishino" set from my mechanic, $210.

I don't know who makes the Acura OEM, but doubt it is what you see advertised. Most likely, they are Chinese or other non-Jap parts. Acura gets $500+ for a gasket set. Other posters have used Fel-Pro ($250-$300).
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so i guess the 80 dollar kits aren't on par?
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so i guess the 80 dollar kits aren't on par?
You'd need to be a gasket expert to provide a good answer to that. While paying more is no guarantee of anything, the Ishino types are selling for between $200-$300 and Fel-Pro around $300. As mentioned, Acura is off the charts but they intend to stock parts for a good profit!

Ishino is a pretty well known gasket company and the set I bought were made in Japan. I'd be concerned about some knock off version from China, Indonesia or the Phillipines.
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Question FAN PROBLEM BHG????????

i'M WONDERING IF i MAY BE GETTINR A BGH FUTURE PROBLEM.

MY FANS COMES ON AND OFF, EVEN WHEN THE ENGINE IS JUST STARTING UP AFTER SITTING FOR HOURS. MY TEMP GAUGE IS STEADY. IS THIS A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?



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Old 06-07-06, 10:19 PM   #100 (permalink)
 
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Oil leak

I have a huge oil leak now I just did my head gasket my self and now its leaking oil by the power stering pump and in front were the right side timimg cover is any suggestions before I pull everything back a Part
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Old 06-07-06, 10:45 PM   #101 (permalink)
 
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Pull everything back apart. Start off by making sure your valve cover gaskets are sealed with RTV, make sure your oil dipstick pipe is sealed if you removed that to change the timing belt or Water pump. Next thing would be if your gasket didn't seal correctly.
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Hey what seals are on the passenger side that uses oil
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Old 06-08-06, 07:24 PM   #103 (permalink)
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One thing you forgot to mention. You should always use new head bolts when reinstalling the head. If you didn't then shame on you! These are stretch style bolts and should be replaced after being removed.
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well what I did was touque the bolts to 61 ft lbs instead of 56 ft lbs I think I found the leak right front cam seal and right valve covergasket leaking
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I am in the process of getting a 95 Legend GS. Please can someone tell me what i should look for when i go to pick up the car. I was told to check the coolent level before i start the car take it for a high speed run and let it idal for a while when we get back and then look at the coolent level in the resoviore. Will a hard run of this nature catch a BHG. i will also look for the erratic idaling and keep an eye on the temp gauge. Does anyone have any other idea's on what else i should look at. Your help is highly appreciated.
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