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Old 12-31-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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I am going to put in my head gaskets from AM soon because my cousin blew one while i was in Basic quite a while back. It apparently got oil and coolant in the cylinders. I new to know what I should do while im down there so its good to go when i put it back together. What things should i look out for? I have a 98 V8 4.6l. What should i do! Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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Was it drove for a while with the blown gasket? Or has it been setting for a while since it blew?
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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Only sitting and collecting dust for a few months
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If it has been setting for a while with coolant in the cylinders or even just 1 cylinder, it is more than likey rusted out pretty bad and will need to be sent to a machine shop
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Alright. Thanks... I just want to get it up and running so in that case what do i need to do to make that happen? How do I drain the coolant out?
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #6
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There should be a plug on the bottom of the radiator either on the driver side or the passenger side that you turn and it will drain the radiator out
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Also, pop the lower hose off that is coming out of the motor. That will allow all the coolant that is in the block to drain as well. The hose comes out right beside your oil filter.
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Oh ok! Thanks! Ill do that first...
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No you want to do the radiator first. If not the radiator will also drain out the disconnected hose and you will make a big mess. (ask me how I know LOL)
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No you want to do the radiator first. If not the radiator will also drain out the disconnected hose and you will make a big mess. (ask me how I know LOL)
How do you know lol. Sorry had to
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Might as well put a nicer intake manifold on it TB or plenum too. Just an idea.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:36 PM   #12
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I have a bbk 75mm tb on it already. I also have the manifold that has the aluminum thermostat housing..
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