Blown head gasket

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 19:45
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Well guys , got the head off today , was very suprised to see such good bores for over 300,000 kms . It looks like she let go between the middle cylinders . All else looks fine . The Valve seats "were" done as the previous owner stated . It seams they removed the head to do the Valve seats , and used the same head bolt . This seams to be a no no . I was going to change pistons , but i have no movement in the bore . Who knows , Might make it to Gembrook after all lol
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 20:52

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 20:52
Bigfella,

We'd love to see you there.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:11

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:11
Mate did the same in his GQ after 545,000 klms.. Still see the hone marks in the bores from new....

Thats the trick, good maintance.. Nick does Nissan filters and Rimula X oil every 5000klms.. Its paid off.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:16

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:16
seems like it has , I was about to bet a rebuild kit , I might just leave it alone
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:28

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:28
Nick had already bought most of the rebuild kit inc sleeves andbleep, its now up to about $7grand, all genuine nissan bits, and he is gettin EVERYTHING done. valves, new cam, sleeves pressed in, it will be a work of art when he is finished..

then again he could have gone a crate V8 Chev for less in the end LMAO
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 22:41

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 22:41
truckster where do you get a grated v8 chev for under 8 grand ?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 10:50

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 10:50
Pesty.

By the time he is finished, it will be 10k at least. he hasnt got the head back yet from the builder!! Probably well over 10! the car is an 89 GQ! The engine will be worth more than the car.

Where to get a crate motor for 10, dude I 4wd with, his bro in law imports motors.. thats what he was quoted one for his GU 4500 petrol.
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Reply By: Bilbo - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 22:02

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 22:02
There's a business in Brunswick W.A. that specialises in the V8 Chev deisel conversions. Seem quite cheap and got a good reputation. It was last Saturday's "West Australian" newspaper - Motoring Section.

Bilbo
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