REPLACING HEAD GASKET NEED HELP

  • Tiny
  • YoungBackyardTech
  • 1991 Pontiac Sunbird
  • 50,000 miles

I am replacing my head gasket on my 91 Pontiac Sunbird LE. It has a 2.0 L engine. Also, its a convertible(im not sure if the convertible edition is different from the regular) and I am wondering if there is anything I should replace besides the gasket, refilling the oil and coolant after draining, and the bolts that you generally replace. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 12:30 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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What is the reason for replacing the head gasket?

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 1:28 PM
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While the engine was off, I did an oil change. And frsh oil began running out of the muffler. I did a compression test and they were all low but one was severely low. So, I assume it to be head gasket.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 1:59 PM
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That does not mean a bad head gasket. You need to perform test to confirm what is wrong because replacing the head gasket ight not solve the problem.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 2:32 PM
  • Tiny
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What do you suggest I try replacing? Or what test should I try?

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 2:42 PM
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Did you try starting?
Was there any overheating issues?
How did fresh oil get to the mufflers?
What were the compression test results?
How much oil did you fill in?

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 4:31 PM

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