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Old 05-23-2010, 01:21 AM   #261
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Definitely looks like a Hialeah Condo.
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:29 AM   #262
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Definitely looks like a Hialeah Condo.
Condo townhouse


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Old 05-30-2010, 04:16 PM   #263
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Update.

I was cruising on the highway trying to tune some bugs out. All of a sudden I see my cruise AFR did to 12, wtf!? I then look at my dashboard, my aftermarket coolant gauge read 180*, and my stock temp gauge showed overheating-************!!!!!!!

The aftermarket temp gauge is post t-stat, and given that I have double checked both temps reading before with my laptop, and there wasnt any discrepancy in the readings, my t-stat took a ****!.

Now this is just the tip of Iceberg , on the to the best part. The water in the system, is gone yo! Since there are no leaks and smoke was coming from he front, and side of the engine/block and not from the header hoses, the only conclusion I can derive is that my head gasket is done.

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Old 05-30-2010, 04:24 PM   #264
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Sorry man that sucks... if there is no water in the system and you drove it for any length of time that will not lead to good things. You really do have some **** luck.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:29 PM   #265
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Is all good, look on the bright side. Im learning a lot

I have even considered dumping money on a building a motor and get rid of all this bs for good.
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You're just too damn far south for me mang.
I've heard these words too many times....

Buffon, sorry to hear of your misfortunes. I'd consider taking a step back and making a detailed list of exactly what needs to be done. Assess any and all problems you have, along with anything in doubt, and anything which is still needing to get done.

Then slowly go over everything and redo anything needed. Proper planning and organization can go a long way.

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Old 05-31-2010, 11:05 AM   #267
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Is all good, look on the bright side. Im learning a lot

I have even considered dumping money on a building a motor and get rid of all this bs for good.
Stop considering and just build the motor. Then you can run MOAR BOOST!!!!
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:21 PM   #268
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Yeah I just did the math I need another paycheck
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:17 PM   #269
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Update. So I started taking things apart. The head is almost out; all that is left to do is get that ******* bolt under the exhaust header out.

The fist thing I took apart was the t-stat housing as I thought a failure caused the t-stat to shut close and prevent flow through the system. However, there was no ******* t-stat O_O This, along with bills previously found in the car detailing a radiator change, that the car had overheating problems before hand. Thus making my belief that my headgasket is fucked after the overheat I had a few weeks ago.

Anyway here are some pics of what Ive done. I was able to work much as the weather has been **** lately. Also Im going with the ebay wp/tb kit and an autozone headgasket, any recommendations and tips are welcome.

Abra cadabra ....NO T-STAT


Water on the spark plugs


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Gheys, Im about to buy this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MAZDA...Q5fAccessories

I need a second opinion.
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Bought.

I asked before any tips on head gasket installation?
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That is one nasty looking head man
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Bought.

I asked before any tips on head gasket installation?

Should be fine, but you might want to think about having that head hot tanked.
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That is one nasty looking head man
Why?

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Should be fine, but you might want to think about having that head hot tanked.
Why? where?
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Cause it looks horrible. I'd hate to see what the rest of the motor looks like. Seafoam is your friend
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Why? where?
See all that black? That's burnt oil. Take it to a head shop to have it cleaned. Maybe even new valve seals.
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Yeah the problem now is finding a place that wont try to **** me. What is the norm for "head refresh" jobs? what should it included?
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While you're messing with it you can always do alittle P&P on it while it's off
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While you're messing with it you can always do alittle P&P on it while it's off
No coin for that.I've looked at the hakuna valve seals write up, it doesnt seem so complicated, has anyone done a DIY job? what is there to it?
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