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head gasket failure help
« on: 00:43, Mon 12 January 2009 »
yes thats right ive ridden my luck , after owning 3 renault 5's the dreaded happend finally yes you guessed it   HEADGASKET failure nooooooo noooooo my question is why the hell do cars run so nice before going bang lol anyway i found the cause the top rad hose was split down the bleeder nipple about half an inch long, outcome = GUTTED lol


these cars are CURSED i tell thee

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« Reply #1 on: 09:33, Mon 12 January 2009 »
Ouch! How hot did it get? Hopefully a liner hasn't cracked.

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« Reply #2 on: 09:46, Mon 12 January 2009 »
Cars always run fast before going bang. It is something similar to fairwell breakup sex :)

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« Reply #3 on: 09:54, Mon 12 January 2009 »
Also its like animals and humans they seem to perk up before passing away !
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« Reply #4 on: 00:47, Tue 13 January 2009 »
it didnt reach the last lines , i turned it of just before they started , had it towed home ,

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« Reply #5 on: 19:13, Wed 14 January 2009 »
i want to start the stripping down asap , have a couple of questions need help with ,

first cgb headgasket group A set and there high tensile head bolts are they good quality ?

if i take the head of  the car and have the car towed will this cause any damage or this safe to do ?

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« Reply #6 on: 19:40, Wed 14 January 2009 »
Theres nothing wrong with the bolts and gasket set sold by CGB i use them with no issues. There not 'made' by CGB, there just supplied by them.

If you take the head off and tow the car make sure you don't put it into gear at all, otherwise you will turn the engine and lift the liners out causing extra work. Might be worthwhile using bolts and large washers to hold the liners in place anyway.

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« Reply #7 on: 19:44, Wed 14 January 2009 »
cool ive never used cgbs thats all , and maybe ill just strip the head after ive towed it probs so much easyer lol