Yet another head gasket.

No surprise here: yet another 100,000 mile head gasket failure! Well, it was a little early this time at around 90k. It was stumbling pretty bad on startup with some white smoke and was continually getting worse. It was a relatively minor one, not an all-out explosion like some have been, but still needed to be taken care of.

The worst part was trying to get it done outside in the driveway between New England snowstorms. I spread it out over the course of a month, usually just working on it for one day out of the weekend. So in the end it only took maybe 4 days (not full ones either) and went pretty well. I bundled up, warmed my hands on a halogen light and it wasn’t too terrible. All good now…

scene in the driveway

scene in the driveway

head, intake, exhaust manifold removed as assembly

head, intake, exhaust manifold removed as assembly

ready for the new gasket

ready for the new gasket

 

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