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#1 OFFLINE   crab

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:15 PM

white smoke pouring out the tailpipe.   I didn't see a lot of action on the vehicles for sale section; is it worth trying? Rather one of you got it than Craiglist, if possible. 



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 07:02 PM

You might try one of the head gasket sealant products. If you are ready to toss the car, seems like you've got nothing to lose.

 

Unfortunately (operational) WD21s are getting harder to find these days  :/ . Perhaps consider just doing the head gasket job or buying a JDM engine and swapping out? Low mileage JDMs are reasonably cheap and probably a better bet than buying another high mileage WD21. GL



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 07:24 PM

If it is only a head gasket, that isn't that big of a deal. Head gaskets are pretty simple. Cracked head, that's a different story. Unless it has been abused, it is probably only a gasket.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:47 PM

You should do some tests to confirm if it is actually the head gasket. There is a tester that can go in the radiator and will tell you if exhaust is in the coolant.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:31 AM

New work and parts in early 2016:
new timing belt, cam seals and water pump
new Oxygen sensor
new fuel filter
Cleaned EGR valve
Cleaned MAF sensor
New PCV valve
New Idle air control valve
6 new injectors
New plugs, wires, cap, rotor and coil
Replaced about 20 hoses
repack front bearings and hubs
new radiator
new thermostat
new headlight/cruise control switch
replaced one front fender
replaced master window regulator
replaced rear glass struts
replaced rear door struts
New stereo / speakers
added 12v power outlets to dash
ran 12v power to center console on a new circuit
added a Marine fuse box for extra circuits
new battery
new 235/75 15 General Grabber IIs
Also did new front rotors, calipers and pads.
 
 
Driver door sags badly. Body shop said top hinge needs to be removed and new piece welded in where the top hinge bolts on. 
 


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:51 PM

I have a 95 motor 88k miles, $700, roseville 



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:56 AM

Shame. With all of the work you have had done to it recently, I would spend the money to get whatever has happened to the engine fixed.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:26 PM

thanks for the ideas. I'm going on vacation and need to sort this out My mechanic friend says not to use the head gasket sealant stuff.  It mostly likely wont work and Ill be leaving a mess for whoever wants to fix it after me.  

 

 The rig just needs more and more and more $. 



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:25 PM

I agree with your mechanic on the head gasket sealer. Same with radiator stop leak. They both can plug small passages in your engine, especially if those passages already have a reduced diameter due to crud. They work just like blood platelets sealing a cut. They are indiscriminate in what they plug.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:28 AM

Head gaskets are relatively easy to replace.  While in there, go ahead and replace valve seals, etc.  I picked up a full top-end gasket and seal kit for fairly cheap.  Didn't use everything but it was good to have those gaskets that get damaged when pulling the top off the engine.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:25 PM

Did you do all the above work yourself or have someone do it? If you did it yourself it looks like you definitely have the skills to take on the head gasket. If you hired someone to do all this your probably broke. But if your up to the task Rockauto has a full top end gasket set for under 100.  



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:24 PM

My buddy and I did all the engine work, with him instructing and me learning. I did the rest.  I can't bother him anymore.  I already owe him several days of body and paint work on his mustang in exchange. 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:20 PM

My buddy and I did all the engine work, with him instructing and me learning. I did the rest.  I can't bother him anymore.  I already owe him several days of body and paint work on his mustang in exchange. 



Further IOUs in my opinion are worth it for further knowledge and experience. Just my 2 cents.




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