[V6-12v] Head gasket replacement
kentmclean at comcast.net
Wed Mar 7 20:46:09 EST 2007
Eyvind E. Spangen wrote:
> I think I have to replace the head gaskets on my '92 100 soon. Oil is
> leaking more and more, coolant is disappearing faster and faster and I think
> the car misses slightly, at least when idling. In addition, I have lots of
> white smoke in the exhaust in cold weather, more than normal.
This sounds real familiar. About a year ago, my '94 100S V6 would trip
the coolant warning display about every 6 months, at which point I would
re-fill the overflow tank. Now I get the warning about once a week.
> The timing belt was replaced two years ago, so I don't need to do this
> again. Anyone BTDT doing a head gasket without removing the cam pulleys from
> the heads, just marking the timing belt on the pulleys and putting it back
> together? Anything special to look out for?
I don't know. I was waiting for warmer weather so I could do a t-belt
and water pump. Now I'm thinking I might not make it if I don't tackle
my head gasket problem sooner. It was 0 degrees F this morning (in NH,
USA), and I don't have a garage to work in, so I'm pushing it off some
more. I hope I don't regret it.
> At least, I don't complain when the head gaskets held up almost 300k miles
> on an engine that's known for leaky head gaskets.. :)
Mine has only 165K miles on it. I *was* thinking t-belt and water pump
in the Spring. *Now* I'm thinking t-belt, water pump, and head gaskets.
Of course, it's also has me thinking "new" old Audi. :)
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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