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Post by TOONGA » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:37 am

Gee thanks guys

It is official by the way, that the engine has either blown a head gasket or a cracked head, as the oil cap now has the dreaded clag glue coating.

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Post by steptoe » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:39 am

or a welch plug like one of my 9 water leaks

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Post by RSR 555 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:09 pm

TOONGA wrote:Gee thanks guys

It is official by the way, that the engine has either blown a head gasket or a cracked head, as the oil cap now has the dreaded clag glue coating.

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Iz can help out with a EA82T engine if required??
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Post by TOONGA » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:42 pm

RSR 555 wrote:Iz can help out with a EA82T engine if required??
curious me has sent a pm

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Post by coupe » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:59 pm

Sorry Jules.
Holler if you need a hand.
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Post by TOONGA » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:49 pm

Not a problem Pete going to nurse the motor until the new one goes in.

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Post by RSR 555 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:28 am

TOONGA wrote:curious me has sent a pm

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Post by TOONGA » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:38 am

Seems with the 14's are too close to the rear guards. occasionally the dreaded rrr-rrr-rrr-rrr of tyre wear in the wrong place rears its ugly head.

I have a solution and when I've either succeeded or failed I will post pictures.

It involves the suspension and the twin holes in the trailing arms but as well a little experiment

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Post by coupe » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:53 am

Aaah me thinks the jet car is heading skyward lol
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Post by steptoe » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:55 am

your side - or your passenger side, or both? Does look a little low in the rear for a 4WD Vortex

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Post by TOONGA » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:59 am

My side of course (waiting for the jokes)

especially when I ferry the kids to school

either later this weekend or monday it will get changed

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Post by guyph_01 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:57 am

Since you know the engine has a blown head, Did you consider cemweld? A friend of mine bought a charade with a blown head gasket and couldn't pay to get it fixed a week after he bought the car. We poured a bottle in and it gave him about 4 months of daily driving.
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Post by TOONGA » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:35 am

nope as it fixes leaks that are not leaks. the heater and radiator are in good condition, I want them to stay that way.

the engine will get replaced after its next slow drive to Perth.

The harness is done, Thanks big time to Subarino ( I just need to divert funds for the payment) and soon I will have a hybrid EJ/EA AWD box with a diff lock (once again the need to divert funds to pay) :)

Then I have to organise a 2 inch lift kit, but until then the rear suspension fix is the first thing to deal with.

Once again anyone wanting to donate an EJ exhaust system or anything else that might be needed it would be much appreciated.

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Post by coupe » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:27 pm

Im a fan of Cargo "Sealup".
This product was suggested to me by a mech head who used to have to retreive broken diesel toyotas from the outback.
It doesnt fill up the cooling system or anything else but the leak.
I have used it on a ford 4.0 it lasted 4 years, on my auto vortex. 7 years and still going.
on a Hyundai Scoupe to fix a leaking heater and leaking radiator, two years.
When i finaly fixed the ford head. there was no blocking or filling up of anything other than the hole in the gasket.
It is only finely ground metal particals in a bonding solution. Copper, aluminum etc.

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Post by coupe » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:31 pm

geeze Jules lol im wider and heavier than you and it didnt bottom out on me,,,,,, ( Pete ducks and runs from the thown shoes and black board dusters .) ....lol
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