Head gasket job on an 88 sunbird

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Old 10-30-07, 12:57 PM
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Question Head gasket job on an 88 sunbird

I have a kind of stupid question, Do I need the gasket kit, or the head gasket to fix my blown head gasket?

as I said it is kind of stupid, but I got all confused...and I need help!

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It may just be an issue of old age and mileage, but then again maybe your car overheated? If so, you must address that issue and not just change out the head gasket.

I presume from your question that you likely will have the work done by someone else?
 
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Old 10-30-07, 09:37 PM
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actually

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It may just be an issue of old age and mileage, but then again maybe your car overheated? If so, you must address that issue and not just change out the head gasket.

I presume from your question that you likely will have the work done by someone else?


I am doing the work myself, I always do my own mechanical repairs, that way if there is something wrong it is on me.

I just have never done a head gasket before. The gasket is out because I put off servicing my Tranny and it was lagging which caused the car to over heat...and that blew it.
 
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Old 10-31-07, 04:30 AM
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You need the head gasket "kit" which will include head gasket, intake & exhaust gaskets, and an assortment of other gaskets, not all of which you will necessarily need. Also you may need a head bolt set; check to see if they are one-time use, many head bolts are and if you reuse them you can just about guarantee a second job. Make sure you send the head out to a machine shop to be inspected for cracks and warpage.

Here's some help:

http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us...rInfoPages.htm
 
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