Hey guys, it has been a while.

Saturday while driving home and at about two miles away al of a sudden POOFFF A big white cloud of smoke behind me that smelled like sweet candy and a misfire.

It has to be a head gasket, it did not overheated or nothing and it made it home fine.

Well, I only trust my vehicles to a mechanic friend of mine for this kind of "big" jobs but this time he is nowhere to be found. Given that I had to pull my 88 SWB from semi-retirement while I work on the turbo engine, I will have to tackle this job myself.

I have order the gaskets and it is recommended to replace the head bolts, right? At the same I will be replacing the valve seals as it is showing the symptoms of that too.

Any other recommendations?


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...