Mechanics

INTERNAL COOLANT LEAK(S)

Mazda Protege

I have a 2000 Mazda Protoge ES with the following details:

DOHC 16-valve
1.8 L I4 w/SMFI

79,000 miles

The car has been running fine. In the last week I found a CEL code for random misfire and misfire in #4 cyl. I removed the plugs thinking that the ignition system may need replacing. I found coolant in two cylinders which tells me that the head gasket is leaking.

I'm looking for advise on doing the job myself (e.G, parts, special tools, known problems, etc).

I am not a pro but have extensive experience under the " shade tree". Even built/rebuilt a few engines.

Thanks!
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Mark_f
October 30, 2007.




Not hard at all just a basic set of tools. And the new headgasket. No special tools really just take off head scrape put new gasket on spread on some sealer and your good to go!

Blackop555
Oct 30, 2007.


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