[Vwdiesel] head gasket replacement

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sun Jan 6 23:15:36 PST 2008

  With Raceware studs you either need to pull the studs or nearly 
drop the engine to rotate it enough forward.  :-P  That's still 
almost easier than pulling the manifolds!
  Check the stream from the small, return line to the reservoir.  
If you get a steady stream then you just don't have the 
engine properly filled.  If it's sporadic then you likely have a 
head gasket problem.  If you see NO coolant coming from it 
then check that it's all steam.  If not then it may be plugged. 
Get it flowing freely before determining you have a blown head 
  You only get oil in the coolant if the gasket fails at about a 
one square inch area where the oil passage seal is.  You rarely 
see coolant in the oil and only part of the time oil in the 

Start the year off right.  Easy ways to stay in 

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