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Just finished doing a head gasket task on our turbo S70 GLT. The main 2 reasons for you to do this job is to have actually shutoffs replaced or you have a negative head gasket. Our vehicle had the strangest head gasket leak, one that was brand-new to me. Prior to undergoing the hassle of doing a head job, it would be a good suggestion to do a compression examination to make sure you have an excellent motor. Doing a head on a bad motor would be a poor wild-goose chase as well as cash. You can miss the tale if you would certainly such as. A few months ago my child called (from out of community at college) as well as stated that she was having coolant issues. When she began the auto, the low coolant light would certainly get on. Then she would certainly drive and also the light would go out within mins. When she call it had actually been taking place for about a week, so I told her to examine the reservoir while the automobile was chilly, and if it was reduced, include some while it was cool. So she went as well as grabbed some coolant as well as needed to add some.
This went on for weeks, weeks turned into months. Regarding 5 months into this cycle she got home for the summer season. Straight off I didn’t have a possibility to examine it out and also a few weeks later she took place a journey 550 miles away (very same weekend break I was taking one 750 miles away). So, I informed her to inspect the degree before she left and top it off, and also stop every 200 miles and let it cool and also top it off. Off we went and no, she didn’t leading it off. 4-1/2 Hrs into our journey (we left home within an hour of each other) she called me as well as educated me that she has actually stopped on the side of the road due to the fact that the auto started to overheat. I had actually always informed her, if you ever before see that needle going towards the red, stop immediately and also turn the car off. If you don’t, it will certainly get too hot as well as damage the motor.
So, it was out of coolant as well as the overfill line from the storage tank to the thermostat was divided. She included mineral water and drove to the nearby AutoZone at 45 miles per hour. Hose pipe replaced, coolant filled up, as well as off she went, say goodbye to problems in any way (besides the coolant obtaining low every couple of hundred miles). I believe God had mercy on us and possibly making use of complete artificial oil aided as well. She got back home great as well as a few days later I check drove the vehicle. Prior to starting cold it was at the minutes mark. After driving 6 miles it went to the complete mark. After driving an additional 3 miles it was above the full mark and the reservoir looked stressed out. After one more 5 miles coolant was leaving from the reservoir cap (which was the green one). That’s wrong. After speaking with a number of technicians I concerned the final thought that there was a small violation in the head gasket.
Combustion/ exhaust air was getting by the head gasket, right into the coolant system as well as requiring the coolant into the storage tank and also out the cap, leaving the block without coolant (if none was added consistently). There was no oil in the coolant, no coolant in the oil. My guess is that several head gasket leaks begin in this manner and also individuals keep driving until the block is dry as well as it splits, or entirely strikes the gasket (liquid mixing, smoke, etc.). So, I determined to change the head gasket before she missed out on a refill again and damage the motor. After thinking about this again lately, I think I remember including coolant to this car for a year or 2. I ‘d like to begin by giving thanks to Tracy for his extraordinary write-up in doing a head gasket and also other associated item in his tutorial. His information and instructions were invaluable. The only reason I’m assembling these directions is to help individuals that intend to do the head gasket only as well as not be bewildered with other associated details.