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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.


Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 AT 4:54 PM

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  • blackop555
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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!

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 AT 7:36 PM

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