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Old 08-20-2015, 11:14 PM   #1
Buck Rogers
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Vassalboro, ME
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05NA Lifted Baja MT
Brilliant Silver

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Well, my head gaskets went from sweating oil to a major leak, so I bit the bullet and had my local mechanic do the heads, timing belt, water pump, seals and clutch. $1900 including pressure testing and planing the heads. It had 168k on it, and this is the third set of gaskets (local dealer did the other jobs under warranty) I believe they did a half @ssed job, hopefully this will be the last one I do.
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:43 PM   #2
Baja_Gernaut
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New Jersey
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2005 F-Inductd BAJA
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My Baja has 168 as well and I am noticing I am using alot of coolant. I went by a suby mechanic, true old head and mentioned my head gaskets could be going bad. He showed how gaskets look like and he recommended to get the best gaskets and avoid oem ones because they are prone to failure. When they are going bad, coolant begins to leak between the two layer gasket causing to consume coolant.
When I burned a valve back in 08, a new head gasket was replaced and 100k miles later, it seems like I will be doing a final head gasket too
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:23 AM   #3
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Chapter/Region: NWIC
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2005 Baja Sport
Regal Blue Pearl

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I am told to use the six star head gaskets (not OEM)
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