Zolton Posted August 25, 2009 Share Posted August 25, 2009 I'm pretty sure I'm leaking compression into the coolant. I've had an ongoing issue with low coolant levels and having to add coolant every few months for the past year. The condition is getting worse of late and the engine has begun to throw code P0302 along with intermittent misfiring under load and stumbleing at idle. I've noted bubbles in the radiators and a smell of combustion in the coolant. Anyway, I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I'm going to be replacing the head gasket real soon so I'm looking for input from you good people who may have found themselves in a similar situation. Questions that come to mind are: how big of a job is this? Do I need any special tools other than a torque wrench? Should I replace any other gaskets while in there? Ne one know where I can DL the service manual for this job? Should I do the water pump and timing belt while I'm at it? I'd like to make sure this is done correctly so I don't have to do it again. Do I need to replace the head bolts? What type of gasket is best for longevity? Please feel free to offer any advise. thanks all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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