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Found my oil leak

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AkMudr, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. AkMudr

    AkMudr 1/2 ton status

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    But unfortunately I hafta pull the pass. head to fix it, yeh, its the head gasket :blush: Bummer dude. I would plant a new motor in if I could but oh well. So anyhow, I know what I'm doin but any recommendations for a gasket? Anythin special? Any tips or tricks from you fellas.

    Anythin to expect with rocker arm adjustment?
     
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    I haven't put a pair on yet but i plan on using copper gaskets from jegs for 76 bucks when i go dart heads. they are reusable and don't require any sealent during installation.

    What are you planning to do with the rockers?
     
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    Nothing with the rockers, but iirc they hafta be adjusted rather than just torqued.

    I found a set of remanded stock heads, 1.94/1.5 heads for $200, that would also get rid of my leaky seals then I'll have an extra set :D Think thats a good deal?
     
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    Yeah.... there are better deals out there but Most likely you won't see one of them for a long time so i'd say snatch em up. That is still a pretty good deal. Might want to think about having em worked on while you got em out. another 20 hp for 120$ up here at least.

    That is sh$tty about your motor....

    good luck.
     
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    Hell I dont care, I've got about 130k on the truck, I'm puttin in a crate motor once I get back home. It just makes me mad it had to start now lol. Thats the life of havin an older rig, but I wouldnt have it any other way. Least I gettin to the point where I have my truck built the way I want one yah know
     
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    I hear you man...

    I'm almost glad i blew a main because now i got the motor i wanted from day one in her. But I had to sell my dirbike to do it.

    But who cares, i got a 350 hp k5 with a 6 and 35's and I wanted to step it up to a yzf 450 anyway.
     
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    End of summer everything in the drivetrain will be new/rebuilt plus a new motor, I'll be ready for just about anythin.
     
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    Felpro head gaskets are great. Good luck :thumb:
     
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    I'll probly do both sides, valve seals, new water pump and timing chain with seals according to what I tear apart. New radiator and hoses too lol. I'll be good for a while.
     

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