Replacing head gasket, what else while I'm in there?

Posted by jinscho, Aug 12, 2017

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  1. jinscho

    jinscho Probationary Member

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    Head gasket started to leak recently (getting coolant in the combustion chamber). I went ahead and ordered a master gasket kit for the top half of the motor (head gasket, vcg, valve seals, intake and exhaust, egr, throttle body, and quite a few more) and a set of head studs. Also going to use this as an opportunity to replace the timing belt and water pump.

    While I have the head off replacing all of that, what else should I address to make sure I'm not pulling the top half of the motor apart anytime soon?

    I'm not looking to push any extra performance, just want a nice reliable daily driver at the end of this.

    This is all on a 4G64 by the way..
     

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    mechanized Proven Member

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    Looks like a good list to me but I'm sure someone has something else....pcv valve, intake and exhaust studs and nuts are about the only extras I see u don't have listed
     
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    jinscho Probationary Member

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    I appreciate the feedback. I'm just trying to be as thorough as possible on this one. PCV is fairly new, and prior to putting the car on the road I had the exhaust manifold off to clean it up (car sat for 2 years prior to my purchase) and the studs on that end were still in good shape. I'll definitely take a peek at the intake studs While I have it off.

    I read through your thread and I'm starting to feel a bit more confident that I'm on the right track. Don't think I'll have any issues with getting it to the machine shop, as I caught my head gasket issue immediately and there was never any overheating.

    If anyone else has suggestions, let me know. I appreciate all of the input!
     
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