> On 7 Aug 2018, at 16:38, John Sessoms <johnsess...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > What kind of car? > > I'm not in the market now, but *IF* I ever have to replace one I want to know > if there's any I should eschew. > The ones with internal combustion engines. > >> On 8/7/2018 05:04, Larry Colen wrote: >> Ever since I replaced the motor in my car, I've been having coolant issues. >> There have been some leaky hoses, which were solved, then another would >> start leaking. One only leaked while under pressure, and that was a very >> fine pinhole stream. For the most part there were no puddles under the car. >> There was no CO that showed up in the coolant. The compression test results >> were quite good, with only one cylinder being a few pounds higher than the >> rest. The motor had the after market head gaskets, with the exposed bit >> (which showed they were replacements) looking quite clean, as if they had >> been replaced along with the new water pump and timing belt which I found >> when I took the front cover off. A couple weeks ago, I gave up, and ordered >> the $300 worth of parts to replace the head gaskets. Money that I had >> "saved" when the motor was outside of the car and it would have been >> convenient. >> I got the heads off last night and this morning, and sure enough there was >> signs of exhaust leaking into the water jacket, which would have pressurized >> the coolant and blown it out the overflow tank, just as it seemed. The >> coolant system being basically sealed is why the leak didn't show up on the >> compression test. >> Just to keep it on topic, here are some photos, devoid of artistic merit, of >> the cylinder heads etc. I've got them pretty much cleaned up now, so with >> luck I'll have the car back together sometime tomorrow. >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/sets/72157672026815098 >> My whole experience with this car has been a continuing series of lessons on >> how expensive it can be to try to save money on cars, and especially car >> work. > > > -- > Science - Questions we may never find answers for. > Religion - Answers we must never question. > > > -- > PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List > PDML@pdml.net > http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net > to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow > the directions. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.