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Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: JAVYPRO] #1077376 04/21/15 05:15 PM
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Jay Ayala Offline
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Hello Javy,

Yup yup, I also did cold torque as your friend suggested. I used new replacement bolts though. What about you? New bolts?or are you reusing the old bolts?


89 Raider - V6, Automatic, rear LSD, A/C Retrofit, Cruise Control Retrofit.
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Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: Jay Ayala] #1077377 04/24/15 02:09 AM
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JAVYPRO Offline OP
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Oh I am going with new bolts. The only bolts that are driving me crazy are the rocker arm bolts, two have snapped like they are made out of butter or worst.

These only require 189 in/lbs so there is no reason for them to break unless they were over tighten. I am using metric bolts from ACE that are just as strong. I have removed the rocker arms from the driver side back 3 times, 3 TIMES because of another broken bolt. Now I have to carefully drill it out and will go for the second bolt on the rocker arms.

I will have to source them out to see if I can find them, hopefully before Saturday because I want to have it running this weekend PERIOD.

Maybe the local Fastenal might have the equivalent.

Javy


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 =) ...
Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: JAVYPRO] #1077378 04/29/15 10:45 PM
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Well, Murphy's law stroke again. I was just an hour or so shy of finishing when tightening the bolts, top and bottom far back, on the passenger's side exhaust manifold when <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" /> both broke. First the one on top and I was like hell I will leave it like that and then boom the bottom one.

I am not going to lie when I say I grabbed a piece of pipe and sat down because I was about to cause major damage. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />

Now I have no choice but pull the head again to drill and remove the bolts. I love my Mitsubishis but when you talk about crappy fasteners they are #UNO.

I have had a busy week and the next one will be about the same so it will not be until the following weekend that I will have 3 days to remove and hopefully have an uneventful installation.

Javy


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 =) ...
Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: JAVYPRO] #1077379 04/30/15 04:30 AM
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Jay Ayala Offline
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Dang brother. That is the worst part about doing stuff like this. The unexpected issues that pop up and cause major delays. I hate that.


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Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: Jay Ayala] #1077380 04/30/15 02:29 PM
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JAVYPRO Offline OP
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Should I keep and re-use the head gasket or replace it?

Javy


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 =) ...
Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: JAVYPRO] #1077381 05/07/15 10:34 PM
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sasnydley Offline
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Mine is done! Only issue is twice after driving it for a while- stop and go off and on several times- It will just decide not to start- rolls and rolls and then will sputter to life. Runs perfectly fine after. Banged on fuel tank today - truck started after. Not sure if it was me banging or coincidence.


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Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: JAVYPRO] #1077382 05/08/15 08:30 AM
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Jay Ayala Offline
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Should I keep and re-use the head gasket or replace it?

Javy


Javy,
I would consider the condition of the gasket. If it's still in good shape then reuse it. But if it's brittle and no longer springy, than get a new gasket set.


89 Raider - V6, Automatic, rear LSD, A/C Retrofit, Cruise Control Retrofit.
Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: Jay Ayala] #1077383 05/09/15 12:22 PM
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I changed the gasket and finished putting everything back together, Finally BUT, BUT...

It cranks but it will not start. I am not missing anything relevant, there are some details but they are nothing else but the two side brackets to the plenum that need to be moved and tweaked

Did you have this issue? I did not try much to try to start it.

Javy


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 =) ...
Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: JAVYPRO] #1077384 05/09/15 04:35 PM
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ryany Offline
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Double check that your plug wires are routed correctly, on both the cap and the plugs. IIRC the 3.0 has something funky about the distributor cap towers not being in the expected order.

Check the basics: Do you have spark? Are you getting fuel pressure? Did you have issues getting the cam timing properly set?

Diagnosing a no-start like this is always frustrating because it's usually something simple that you'd swear you got right. smile


95 Montero SR
3.8 MIVEC, Advance headers, 2 1/2" exhaust, Magnaflow muffler, OME shocks & rear springs, 2" body lift, 3" tank lift, 4.90s, TRE front locker, factory rear locker, Roger Brown Rock Sliderz, 315/75r16 (35") tires, Sport big brakes
Re: Hi it has been a while. Now Head gasket issue 90 LWB [Re: ryany] #1077385 05/09/15 04:54 PM
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danz91crx Offline
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Yupp the cap is funky, the number 1 wire goes on across from where the rotor would make it spark.

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I would never reuse a head gasket after a head was torqued down on it.


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