[V6-12v] B4 head gasket replacement

Tom Christiansen tomchr at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 19:15:35 PDT 2008

Actually... (Plugging my brain in here): The leak is above the exhaust.
Wouldn't that then be the valley pan gasket? That might not be so bad...


On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 6:33 PM, Tom Christiansen <tomchr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Folks,
> The left side head gasket on my 1994 90S is leaking about 1/3 of the way
> forward from the rear end of the engine. At least I assume it's the head
> gasket. Oil is dripping onto the heat shield above the exhaust.
> Is there a way to tell for sure if it's the head gasket?
> Is there a cheap ghetto fix that would make it stop leaking for another
> year or two?
> What am I in for if I decide to attack the head gasket replacement? Broken
> studs? Heads that will need to be planed? I'm pretty mechanically inclined,
> have half a clue, and have the tools (except for tools to extract broken
> studs), but I've never attempted anything this involved. How much time
> should I expect it to take to complete the job on my own?
> Thanks,
> Tom

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