Mechanics

BLOWN HEAD GASKET

1995 Mazda 323

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Mazda 323 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 240000 miles

Hey guys, am going to fix my girlfriends car, just need the specs for the head bolt torq tensions, cam shaft timing procedure, cam cap torq tensions and the timing marks for the cams, yes it is a 1.8 DOHC fuel injected. Any other advice on what to check would be appreciated. Like checking for cracked head.
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Owen : )
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KTMbuster
March 26, 2010.




Definitly have the head pressure tested and surfaced.This will ensure that the head isnt cracked and has a truely flat mating surface.Get all gasket surfaces as clean as possible to help them seal properly, with no sealer used on the head gasket, just 2 dry. clean surfaces.
1995 1.8 liter
Head bolt torque- 56-60 ft lbs in order (see pic)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/1639_mazda1_2.jpg



cam caps-100- 125 inch lbs in order (see pic)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/1639_mazda2_1.jpg


timing mark alignment pics


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/1639_mazda3_1.jpg



It is always a good idea to look and verify timing marks before removing timing belt, just to falimiarize yourself with what you need to look like at reassembly. Have fun

Tiny
Jack42
Apr 2, 2010.


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