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Old 08-28-2011, 08:51 PM   #31
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turned out great
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:52 PM   #32
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sexy lookin dude! great steal. wanna fix my wagon??
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:00 PM   #33
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Well done.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:06 PM   #34
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So you fixed rust by not cutting it out? That rust WILL be back. It looks good now though.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:15 PM   #35
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So you fixed rust by not cutting it out? That rust WILL be back. It looks good now though.
I sanded it down to bare metal wherever it could be done and used Zinc Chromate poly urathane paint to seal the new metal. The only areas that probably needed repalcing were the rear fenders where I sanded down as low as I dare and used body filler. This is gonna be a driving car not a show car. And I cant weld lol
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:02 PM   #36
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instead of starting a new thread ill ask on this one about a couple issues with the car

What do you guys recommend to glue the moonroof trim back on?


The reason the car got parked in the first place was an overheating issue. 189,000 kms. (118,000 miles) on the car.
It coulnt finish a 500 mile road trip from Edmonton to High Level where I work. It ran fine the first few times I drove it but as I expected it started to overheat without warning. luckily it never got too hot to stall the engine or do any severe damage.

the car has a new Radiator, according to my co-pilot the previous owner

First thing I did was pull the thermostat, pulled the guts out and re-installed it. So basically runs with no Thermostat right now. It only moved back and forth for the paint job recently. I changed the rad fluid at the same time with 50/50 green stuff. It still gets warm, which it almost shouldnt with no Thermostat.

What I find while it runs now. the car warms up at a normal rate, up to the mid range of the gauge. there is heat coming out of the heater when I turn it on the temp gauge seems to go lower. the car hasnt over heated seriously but i havent driven it far or long yet.

When I park the car and open the hood it gets interesting. The overflow tank gets very full.. almost over flows. The rad fluid inside is very warm. there are bubbles coming up the tank up from the hose connected from the rad cap. after the rad cools almost completely and I open the cap there is an audible Whoosh! of gas coming from inside. Still pressurized? hmm. the rad fluid will be down at least 500ml (1 pint). I have syphoned it out with the hose and back into the rad a few times but this keeps happening. I bought a new rad cap which should be here soon. one with a slightly higher pressure rating. but the one from my ZX600R fits fine and the same thing happens.

There was and is still no water in the oil. I keep checking it.

The car has a new rad, no thermostat and still heats up

The car gets heat inside the cab but it cools off the engine coolant

It blows the fluid out the rad into the overflow and still has pressure after its cooled off even a day later.

Does this sound like a head gasket issue???

This is the biggest thing with this car, it runs great otherwise!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:02 AM   #37
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Time to do head gaskets.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:10 AM   #38
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yep, external head gasket leak, with probably a little bit of coolant getting pressurized by the chamber, but not mixing with oil.
I did the same on my aspen before it was painted. was a great car afterwards tho! your cars lookin' good, props on saving it
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:38 AM   #39
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Yep, definitely head gaskets. The 2.5 engines have notorious head gasket issues.

Awesome job though. It's nice to see these cars in good hands and brought back to life.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:07 AM   #40
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anybody use the head gasket sets from ebay? The dealership up here tries to rape you hard. im gonna use the write ups on here and attmept it myself.
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