Chrysler Laser Repair Question
Asked on February 16, 2006
Do i need to replace head bolts when replacing heads?
I recently replaced the heads and got a valve job on my 1990 plymouth laser. It ran great for aprox. 1 week. then all of a sudden white smaoke come from everywher, under hood, out the exaust. tons of white smoke. so I immeadtly stop driving, I'm sure I dodn not drive it far enought o get it hot. anyway the question I am asking is I have heard the when replcaing the head gasket, replacing the head bolts is a good idea, because they get streched out over the years, is that true? should I replace them.The car is 15 years old after all but, it will be well over $100 to do so. Do you think this is my problem? the car ran fine for a week before it started doing this> please please help///
Replied on February 16, 2006
had the same problem w/an eclipse,someone said about the head bolts to me too but i had a friend look at it and it was my injectors too expensive for what i had in the car so its sitting in the scrapyard
Replied on February 23, 2006
yes what u are beening told is true.. those old stretch bolts cant pull the head down tight enough to get a good seal.. causeing the new gasket u just bought to blow out.. so save ur self another headache and buy some new head bolts & gasket and follow the specified torquing sequence for that car... Make sure u check oil to to make sure that no antifreeze got mixed in.... Hope that answers ur ??
Answered by jpam
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