[Vwdiesel] What? Head Gasket Okay!?
longyard at ix.netcom.com
Sun Oct 1 02:00:24 EDT 2006
Yes James, I was going up a long grade in top gear, 70mph. Now that I
examine the head closely, it looks like there's a crack between the intake
and exhaust valves on the no. 2 cylinder. The edge of the piston is melted
I need a head, I think, and a 1.6 na piston, I know.
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Hansen" <jhsg at sasktel.net>
To: "William Longyard" <longyard at ix.netcom.com>
Cc: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2006 11:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] What? Head Gasket Okay!?
> sounds like it overheated.
> head warpage can loosen bolts. check the head for flatness. consult your
> manual, it will have specs for that.
> 1981 may have poor coolant flow through rad by this age, might have been
> dosed up with plug-em-all-up rad sealer to get it sold... any number of
> you're all new to the diesel thing, right?
> Weren't going up a long grade in top gear by any chance, were you?
> William Longyard wrote:
>> Please help me understand what happened:
>> I just bought an 81 caddy 1.6 na. Driving it home 600 miles and after
>> about 300 suddenly I smell antifreeze, the car slows down gradually to 55
>> and I pull over. Opening the hood I see the overflow tank bubbling like
>> mad, and I THINK I see a bit of oil coming out from the back side of the
>> head. My assumption was blown head gasket.
>> I finally got the head off tonight and I can find NO crack or gap in the
>> head gasket. I did notice that only three of the head bolts were on
>> super tight. Another four were on very snug and three were easy to get
>> Looking down into the bores I found that number two cylinder has a slight
>> rounded gouged area on the firewall side of it, and the bore itself is
>> smeared with some aluminum. The rest of the bore seems to have some
>> white crystal substance sprinkled around it.
>> Please tell me what to do next, and what caused this! I'm sure I'm into
>> a new piston, and rings for No. 2, but what other damage may be done?
>> Thanks for any help.
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