I have a 1997 cavalier z24 w/ 154,000 miles. I have recently replaced the thermostat and water outlet. As I was making these repairs I noticed what appeared to be oil around the head gasket. Im not sure if it is from the head gasket or not but while the water outlet was leaking the engine ran extremely hot a few times. To be on the safe side (not being a mechanic or having any mechanical training) Im going to attempt to replace the gasket myself. My question is. If I take the head off do I need to adjust anything (due to removing the head) before I replace it? Or can I simply remove the head replace the gasket then put it back together.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 AT 12:09 PM