Ineresting bit of sleuthing Larry.

So you've either got a Suburu or a new Cayman or Boxster?!.  ;+>

Kenneth Waller
http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/kennethwaller

----- Original Message ----- From: <l...@red4est.com>
Subject: Re: Mystery solved


I was taking the head down to the machine shop to be repaired and my van died, seems like fuel pump. Waiting on side of road for tow

On August 7, 2018 7:21:41 AM PDT, mike wilson <m.9.wil...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
Looks like the gasket might have been kinked before fitting.  It also
looks like the head might be eroded where it was leaking.  I think I
would wipe it on some fine wet and dry on a surface plate to check that
before reassembly.  Gasket sets are a substantial expense, these days -
you don't want to be using two where one would do.

On 07 August 2018 at 10:04 Larry Colen <l...@red4est.com> 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.


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