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IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE TO CHECK BEFORE I PULL THE CYLINDER HEADS?IS THERE A CHANCE OF A CRACKED HEAD AT THE WATER JACKET?WHAT IS FLAT RATE TIME FOR CYLINDER HEAD GASKETS REPLACEMENT?THANKS!

2007 Mazda 6 • 57,000 miles

Hi, I have a 2007 Mazda6 with V6 engine, automatic transmission, 57,000 miles, mostly on the East Coast, some corrosion on the outside of engine. Engine is using coolant at the rate of about a quart every 100 miles, you can smell burning coolant from 20 feet away.

1. Is there anything else to check before I pull the cylinder heads?
2. Is there a chance of a cracked head at the water jacket?
3. What is flat rate time for cylinder head gaskets replacement?

Thanks!
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Haybaler
May 18, 2012.



1. Maybe possible intake leak?
2. Cracked head is possible but rare.

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Fixitmr
May 18, 2012.