It had quit running, but before it did, I could smell coolant in the exhaust. I suspect the head gasket had blown, so I've since began to tear it apart. I removed the head to find all cylinders had coolant in them. Number 3 had the most. I noticed some discoloration in the gasket, and cylinder walls
How do I know for sure the head gasket is blown for this much coolant to be in the cylinders?
The cylinder walls are discolored, and it needs a clutch, so I figure I'll take the motor out to make it easier. There's no ridge felt at the top of the walls, so can I get away with just honing and replacing the piston rings?
As for the head, I'm wondering if I should take it to a machine shop for reconditioning. As you can see, the #1 cylinder's exhaust valve is a bit darker than the others. I've thought about just changing the valve seals and cleaning it up in the parts washer, and then milling the deck enough for straightness.
have the same problem?
Friday, October 13th, 2006 AT 3:01 PM