Here is how I changed the head and gasket on my 1992 Mazda B2600i pickup truck. This was the first time I have ever done a head gasket repair, and I have to say that most everything went according to plan. It was actually a lot easier than I anticipated. Total work time was about 14 hours, plus 2 weeks waiting for parts to arrive, that was the hardest part, haha. I am not especially mechanically trained or inclined, just interested in mechanics and the way they work, and that has helped me tremendously through procedures like this. I have found that since I want to learn about the way these parts connect, disconnect, and cooperate together, I have been able to do things to my cars and trucks that I never thought I could.
Taking care of your own vehicles is definitely a rewarding activity, for many reasons. Obviously you save a lot of money, you can rely on yourself to get your truck running in a jam, and are rarely stranded on the side of the road for long. Also, with more people doing their own work on their cars, mechanic services will be devalued, thus making it more affordable for everyone ($100 per labor hour, can you believe that?!?) Also, there is definitely a sense of satisfaction which comes from a job well done, being an interested and capable and competent individual, and helping out your friends with their problems. I like to learn, I like to be handy and useful to others, I like to save money, and I like to get dirty, so whenever I can I wrench on my own trucks and motorcycles.
A special thanks to the fine folks at the Mazdatruckin.com forum for all the technical articles. Hopefully you all can use this series of videos to help guide you through a similar procedure, really it is not that hard, and totally worth it.
head gasket $44
reman head $251
jug oil $12
jug coolant $14
manifold gasket set $14
That is about $1000 less than a mechanic would charge. Be brave, and do it yourself!
How to Test Head Gasket
This video is intended for those who would like to know how to confirm a damaged head gasket on a vehicle prior to making the decision to invest a lot of money for repair. My apologies for the camera focus- next video I will pay closer attention, but the information needed is viewable. Further research should be done on the risks of overheating to the engine block and such. This video is meant to simply show a 'how to' on the test method I used quite often when professionally working on vehicles, the results of which are based on chemistry and industry-standards of the time (1990's). I hope you find this video useful. RI.
Head Gasket Repair, Install, Replacement on a Honda Civic..How to repair a blown head gasket!
Basic Head gasket repair. Showing you the Replacement prep and Install on a 2000 Honda Civic with a D16y8 ! Just so people can see how to change/replace/fix or repair their own blown engines head gasket! Also, if your just getting started check out my how to remove cylinder head video on my channel! Thanks....
A quick note about head warpage....depending on the cause of your head gasket failure, you may need to have the head and/or block resurfaced at a machine shop. Having this done is not always necessary but may be required if one or both of your head gasket mating surfaces is out of the manufactured specified range for head and block warpage. Accurately measuring this using a precision straight edge and the feeler gauges as shown in this video is a vital step and should not be overlooked.
UPDATE....Well it's been over a year and several thousands of miles with 13psi of turboBoost since doing this head gasket repair and still running like a champ. Thanks for watching!
Honda Civic cylinder head removal...How to!
Basic overview of cylinder head removal on a 2000 Honda Civic with D16Y8, How to remove engine head for head gasket replacement! All the steps are basically the same for 1988-2000 civics with D series motors. Check out my channel for the prep and installation of the head gasket!
Dissecting an Engine, The Basic Parts and Their Function - EricTheCarGuy
Dissecting an Engine, The Basic Parts and Their Function - EricTheCarGuy
I've had more than one request for this and since I had a few hours while sitting on my butt waiting for my Dodge engine to show up I thought I would fill the time by making this video for you. I have to say that after the first edit I wasn't too happy and went back and reshot not once but twice and even then I still felt I didn't cover it the way I liked. I should really start scripting these videos, it would make my life soo much easier. Anyway don't be too rough on me if you have differing opinions as I'm willing to accept them in the comments if you are nice about it but if your going to tear me a new one then please make a video of your own explaining why as at least then we will be on the same playing field.
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Part 1 - How to remove cylinder head from KA24DE 240sx S13 S14
Blown headgasket? Bad Compression? Time for a rebuild? This video will give you a guide on how to properly remove the cylinder head from a KA24DE engine. Also shows how to get to Top Dead Center (TDC) and mark timing chains before removal!
Will work for S13/S14 KA24DE motors.
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How to change Head Gasket on VW 1.9d engines
How to change timing belt on a volkswagon caddy van 1.9 standard diesel engine. Same procedure for most diesel engines. Also useful if changing timing belt, tensioner, cylinder head etc.
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Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine. With Time Lapse. RWGresearch.com
What dose it take to Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine?
Well... i got to find out first hand, and you get to watch and enjoy!
if your about to do this job your self please watch and you will have a good understanding of how to do it. or at least whats involved.
This was a weekend project and i thought i would document it for fun... and to help others.
This would have cost me between $1200-$1600 as a local shop. depending on where i took it.
i did this job my self for just over $200 including the fallowing:
head gasket kit
new head bolts
new coolant reservoir
new spark plugs
RTV Black sealant
Quick set epoxy
and some coolant system flush.
for me it was better than buying a new car...
lets hope it lasts...
God bless and have fun!
Some time life throws you curve balls... for me i swing hoping to hit it out of the park... this time i did! :)
PS. Thanks Rawbush for getting me the correct specs for all the bolts!!!! TEAM WORK! :)
blue devil head gasket sealant repairs a blown head gasket
A product called Blue Devil Head Gasket Sealant is added to the radiator and is said to repair head gasket leaks.This product saved me ~2k +.With their money back guarantee I had nothing to lose.Spent some time on Saturday and Sunday doing the work and was driving on Monday.Can't say it will fix all head gasket issues but i have nothing but accolades for this product.All error codes were cleared.This product does not contain solids as did products from the last century.Go to their website and follow the directions instead of what is on the bottle.What you need to do is remove as much glycol solution as you can,remove the thermostat,fill with water,add the "Blue Devil",cap the radiator and circulate for 50 minutes.This solution will flash when it hits the hot spot(bad gasket)leaving sodium silicate behind.In theory this is a permanent repair.
We shall see.
Update:3/20/10 After ~1100 miles it is still holding.Oil is clear with no coolant and there is no coolant loss.
Update#2: 12/3/10 There is now 4k on the motor since adding BD.Just did the second oil change.Added about 1/2 pint of coolant .Ready for winter.Still going strong.No smoke or coolant loss issues.
Update #3: 3/14/11,85,000 miles,7,000 miles since "the" repair. The past week resulted in coolant getting into the cylinders.There was no coolant in the oil and the expansion tank was not bubbling.The vehicle was not smoking like the last time,just a light vapor and coolant dripping from the weep hole on the muffler.
Added a bottle of BD and yes it worked again.Anyone want to buy a truck ?
Valve seal Replacement
Leaking valve seals cause your engine to smoke when you first start it up, and then it usually runs the rest of the day with no smoke. Usually replacing the valve seals will fix the problem. Here's how to do it. Of course other engines may vary to some degree but the basics are the same.
Fitting new valve guide seals without removing the cylinder head Suzuki Vitara
This is how you can remove and replace valve guide seals with the head still on the engine. Normally you have to have the head off so you can fit the valve spring compressor on to the head of the valve. I had heard of this method but never tried or seen it done before. The only special tool is a piece of string.
Watch the video and see the "Essex Red Neck" at work :-)
FIX A HEAD GASKET OR CRACKED BLOCK
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Dumb Things NOT To Do To Your Car
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 43 years, shows some of the dumb things he's seen people do to their cars. Visit Scottykilmer.com for answers to all your car questions.