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2008-01-21 02:04:42
changing head gaset
i was just wondering how hard it was. i did head gaskets on belts before but not chain. and tips ? also my car wont start without me giving it gas, and when i do it sounds like subaru and ALOT of white smoke out of it which i think its the head gasket, but why wont it idle?
2008-01-21 02:23:10
well start with a compression test see whatnumbers you get, check your oil for coolant and coolant for oil.

just becuase your turbo doesnt have shaft play doest mean the seals arent or cant be blown.

i would do a few tests to insure its the headgasket
2008-01-21 02:56:27
there's also a test to see if there's exhaust gas in your coolant. that's what Toyota recommended, and yes they has a few headgasket issues
2008-01-21 03:05:32
well if ur done with ur turbo parts can i have first dibs 95ser???
2008-01-21 07:24:44
Originally Posted by PEDRONX2k
well if ur done with ur turbo parts can i have first dibs 95ser???

i might be parting out the det so i can get a u12 so yes. shoot me a offer for the whole kit
2008-01-21 17:04:11
dude do some test before you jump off the deep end lol
2008-01-22 01:16:37
well i did a compression test on it and it came out 155 155 150 150 i also took out the turbo and manifold and it looks clean .... im lost
2008-01-22 01:22:52
those arent bad numbers....hmmm
2008-01-22 01:25:22
a compression test does little to nothing on diagnosing a head gasket. a cyl leak down test will however help ALOT.
2008-01-22 02:13:06
well it give you a good idea of the compression you are getting in each cylinder and kinda does eliminate A HUGE headgasket problem... but you are right a cylinder test will help
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