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Posted: 09/10/19 05:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bob, you mentioned new head gasket. I suggest you have the coolant system checked for combustion chamber gases. The possibility exists for the new gaskets to be leaking. Low cost item.
It looks like the general consensus is to just throw $$ at it, no matter what the cost, instead of analyzing the problem.

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theoldwizard1 wrote:


So you have the original coolant in it ! That would make me nervous also. Dexcool turns to sludge if it gets too hot. Really hard to clean out.


Guess I should have stated myself better and more clearly.
Not the original coolant in there.

What I meant was I have never done the service work of a power flush to clean it out.

When I replaced both heads last summer, the coolant was in fact replaced, just not flushed as we do to clean it all out.
There was a little residual in the bottom of the block, but nothing more.


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Thanks for the comments and insight everyone.
I appreciate you all.

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